Shakespeare is to literature nerds what The Legend of Zelda is to video game enthusiasts. The game isn’t just a classic, it is a distillation of the best qualities of video games as a medium. For that reason, it is only fitting that thirty years after its initial release for the Famicom Disk System, it is getting a gold plated treatment in the form of Analogue’s NT System.
The NT system was already pretty remarkable before the gold-plated upgrade. It’s designed to let you play all of your old Nintendo games in 1080p or 720p, and can output audio in either mono or stereophonic sound at 48KHz. Think of it as a modern love letter to the consoles of old, treated with 24k plating and the original Legend of Zelda cartridge that comes along with it. Limited to just 10 examples, each NT will retail for $5,000. [Purchase]