Atari 2600 is returning as a handheld console

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We mentioned this a while ago already, but it seems it is in advaced staged now, the Atari 2600 is returning as a handheld console and innovative plug and play TV joystick in time for Christmas 2017.

One of the most iconic video games consoles, the Atari 2600 is returning as a handheld console and innovative plug and play TV joystick in time for Christmas 2017. The ‘Atari “Retro” Handheld’ features the immortalised “wood” effect and includes 50 classic games built-in, including: Asteroids, Pong, Centipede, Missile Command , Breakout, Millipede and more. In addition to featuring a 2.4? screen, it also includes A/V output (with HDMI adapter available) and super responsive buttons with a stylish analogue control stick.

The ‘Atari “Retro” Plug and Play TV Joystick’ features a progressive design, with the inclusion of an arcade style button on top of the controller and will connect to your TV with the included A/V cable (or HDMI with an available adapter). It will feature the same 50 built-in games as the handheld. The range is officially licensed by Atari and is being developed by PQube, the leading distributor of retro gaming hardware in Europe.

CEO of PQube, David Pain quoted:

“We are delighted to be working with Atari on this amazing project. Having sold over a million retro gaming consoles, we have taken the extensive feedback from press, retail and the consumer to develop new range of hardware that is faithful to the Atari brand”CEO of Atari, Frederik Chesnais quoted:

“We are thrilled to partner with PQube on the compact handheld and Plug and Play TV Joystick,” said Fred Chresnais, Chief Executive Officer, Atari. “Both products are packed with nostalgic and fun-filled games that will give our fans the opportunity to relive the golden age of videogames wherever they go.”

The “Atari ‘Retro’ Handheld console” will retail for just £35 / 45 USD / 40 Euro and the “Atari ‘Retro’ TV Plug and Play Joystick” at just £24.99. It is available to pre-order now at Europe’s Number One Retro Gaming Destination,

Full list of included games below:

1.3D Tic-Tac-Toe (31 in 1)
3.Air-Sea Battle
5.Black Jack
8.Canyon Bomber
11.Circus Atari
12.Crystal Castles
13.Demons to Diamonds
14.Desert Falcon
15.Dodge ’em
16.Double Dunk
17.Fun With Numbers
20.Haunted House
21.Home Run
22.Human Cannonball
23.Maze Craze
25.Miniature Golf
26.Missile Command
27.Night Driver
28.Off the Wall
29.Pong – Video Olympics
31.Radar Lock
32.Realsports Football
33.Realsports Tennis
34.Realsports Volleyball
36.Star Raiders
38.Stellar Track
39.Street Racer
40.Submarine Commander
41.Super Baseball
42.Super Breakout
43.Swordquest: Earthworld
44.Swordquest: Fireworld
45.Swordquest: Waterworld
47.Video Checkers
48.Video Chess
49.Video Pinball
50.Yar’s Revenge

Atari 2600 is returning as a handheld console

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