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Nvidia Shield Launching in June, Pre-orders Begin Next Week

Posted on May 14, 2013 AT 07:24am

Nvidia has announced that its Shield handheld will launch by the end of June and pre-orders will open next week.

The Tegra 4-powered Android handheld will set you back $349.99 and can be pre-ordered from May 20. Nvidia also announced five new games for the handheld, Broken AgeCostume QuestFlyhunter: OriginsSkiing Fred, and Chuck’s Challenge.

Shield is running Android 4.2.1, has a 5-inch retina display, 16GB of internal storage, a built in mic and GPS. The handheld is also capable of streaming games from your PC, providing that it has a GTX 650 or higher graphics card.

The Nvidia Shield will include two free games: Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 2 and Expendable: Rearmed.

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