Krikzz tweeted a picture of a new EverDrive N8 Pro, an update to his N8 flash cart for the Nintendo NES and Famicom. The Pro boasts 16MB of ROM memory (up from 512kb), multi-slot save states, faster ROM loading & OS, audio op amp, an I/O co-processor, an updated Cyclone IV FPGA, an in-game-reset to menu option, and a USB port for devs. No price has been announced yet, but he gave an estimated release date of late 2019 to mid 2020.
16MB game flashing will open up large ROMs like Final Fantasy VII Advent Children & FFVII English, Rockman 4 Minus Infinity, Super Mario All-Stars NES, TMNT Cowabunga Edition, Zelda: Legend of Link, and more. It will also greatly expand the number of X-in-1 carts supported.
Krikzz has been standardizing and updating his EverDrive designs for several years now, and one by one he has been giving the entire lineup a refresh. His mapper updates to the N8 OS last year makes it the most compatible flash cart for the NES by a long shot, leaving just 9 games unsupported due to their mapper.
Update: Krikzz shared more details in a follow-up tweet.
Super charged EverDrive N8 is coming.
16MB of ROM memory, I/O co-processor, new FPGA and much more!
Estimated release date between end of 2019 and mid of 2020. pic.twitter.com/dhXUb6jRUw
— Igor Golubovskiy (@krikzz) June 15, 2019
Few words about new N8 specifications. pic.twitter.com/8pVqqJ2rEC
— Igor Golubovskiy (@krikzz) June 16, 2019