Whereas different consoles within the years following the Dreamcast’s demise have performed round with the concept of a “good” controller with its personal display screen (cough, the Wii U gamepad, cough), nothing since has fairly managed to copy the versatile performance and distinctive novelty of the VMU. Although Sega apparently will not be releasing a Dreamcast Mini with VMU assist anytime quickly, Dreamware Enterprises seems to carry a few of that magic again with a successor to the unique gadget: the VM2.
In response to venture’s Indiegogo web page, the VM2 is a VMU with a bunch of upgrades to carry it in-line with modern-day know-how. Whereas the shape issue stays the identical, the corporate notes that the gadget will characteristic USB-C charging, micro-SD card storage, a backlight, picture streaming to PC, and an entire host of different perks. “Externally, it’s upgraded and on the similar time retains the unique seems & feels, as a homage to the unique VMU,” the outline reads.
The market enchantment of such a tool may seem relatively area of interest and it is a truthful means out of impulse purchase territory at a price ticket of roughly 132 USD, however none of that has stopped the venture’s success. Dreamware blasted by way of its preliminary funding purpose and is predicted to make the product a actuality, offered that no unexpected roadblocks crop up. In response to the corporate, those that have reserved a VM2 for themselves ought to anticipate them to start transport in August 2023.