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Hello people! I have a lot of Team Pixelboy announcements to make, but I want to tie up some loose ends first so that I can post everything in a single News Bulletin. This will hopefully happen in about a week from now. Today, I just want to report some intriguing news that isn't directly related to Team Pixelboy. As this is April 1st, I thought it would be funny to post this on AtariAge today instead of later, just to keep people guessing. It this true or baloney? You be the judge! As many of you already know, a company called AtGames will be releasing a ColecoVision Flashback console later this year. They've been trying to get some homebrew games to add to their console's built-in games list (the console will not feature a cartridge port) and they haven't been all that successful. So they decided to give their console an edge by including one recognizable title on their new console that will truly be an exclusive gaming experience that you cannot get anywhere else: They managed to get a license from Capcom for an 8-bit version of Resident Evil Gaiden! AtGames outsourced the project to a small team of programmers, and it just so happens that one of these programmers is a friend of mine. At the moment, he's in charge of coding the intermissions of the game. This friend, who wishes to remain anonymous, asked me for some technical information about the MegaCart, because they want to break the 32K barrier with this Resident Evil game and make it a 512K game! This will truly be the ColecoVision Flashback's killer app! So anyway, I gave my friend the info he requested, and about a month later, he gave me a sneak peek at the opening intermission of the game to thank me for my help. This is darn good stuff, and I asked him if I could show this to others. My friend asked his boss who, against all odds, actually got permission from AtGames to release pictures and even a work-in-progress ROM, in order to generate some hype for their ColecoVision Flashback's main attraction. So here are a few pictures below, together with the ROM which you can try under blueMSX (remember to set the cartridge type to "ColecoVision MegaCart"). There's no game here, just the title screen and opening intermission, so just tap the fire button to progress through the texts until the software freezes. I guess I'll have to get myself a ColecoVision Flashback when it's released! resident_evil_gaiden_demo.zip