Retro gaming giants Atari and PQube announce retro handheld console
Legendary game developer Atari and publisher PQube have announced a new pair of retro gaming consoles including some of the most iconic classic video games. So far it’s exclusive to UK gamers though, so bad news for US fans.
There’s two variants to the the retro console, and each one includes 50 classic games pre-loaded on to them that include Asteroids, Pong, Centipede, Missile Command, Breakout, Millipede, and many more. The two consoles come in either the Atari Retro Handheld or Atari Retro Plug & Play Joystick.
The main handheld features a 2.4 inch color screen for on-the-go gaming, as well a TV output, and it can be adapted to HDMI as well with a suitable adapter. That way you can enjoy dozens of classic games from your sofa.
The plug-and-play style joystick is simpler, and is essentially a basic microPC setup inside a shell made to resemble the classic retro joysticks from the original Atari consoles. The basic version includes the same library of video games as the more expensive handheld, but at a slightly lower price point.
There’s also a similar looking “Vault” version which contains more than 100 total games, that can also act as a USB joystick. The Atari Vault USB bundle combines the ‘Atari Vault’ Steam Collection (packed with 100 classic Atari games) with the re-imagined Atari 2600 USB joystick.
The Atari Retro Handheld, priced at £34.99/$45 and Atari Retro Joystick, priced at £24.99/$32, will launch on October 26th, 2018 and are available to pre-order now from Funstockretro UK. Check out the official site for more derails. There’s also a trailer for these new nostalgic offerings down below.
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