October 26th, 2018 (London, UK)
Hold classic Atari games in the palm of your hands with the Atari Retro Handheld! This tiny 2600 packs in 50 built-in games and launches today alongside the Atari Retro TV Joystick!
Officially Licensed by Atari, these products make it easier than ever to enjoy classic Atari 2600 games at home and on-the-go; offering portability, simple plug & play set-up and an Atari-inspired retro livery.
The Atari “Retro” Handheld packs everything that was great about the Atari 2600 into a compact, portable handheld unit with a 2.4 inch colour screen. Sporting the immortalised wood veneer effect of the original console, it has 50 classic games built-in, including: Asteroids®, Pong®, Centipede®, Missile Command®, Breakout®, Millipede® and more.
Super responsive buttons and a stylish analogue control stick make playing these games on-the-move easy, while it also features A/V output for playing on the big screen.
The Atari Retro Plug and Play TV Joystick builds on the original Atari joystick design, with the inclusion of a new arcade-style button on top of the controller to make firing even easier! It will connect to nearly any TV with the included A/V cable (or HDMI with a readily-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, under the Blaze Retro brand.
The range was originally announced in 2017. Although development has seen the product launch move to October 26th 2018, the goal has remained the same throughout the process;
“We know that the iconic look at feel of the Atari 2600 is a huge part of the nostalgia that fans feel towards the console”, said Head of Design and Development at PQube, Andrew Byatt. “The time spent getting this right was integral to ensuring that the products remained faithful to the Atari brand.”
Check out the trailer for the Atari Retro Handheld Below!
The “Atari ‘Retro’ Handheld console” will retail for just £34.99 and the “Atari ‘Retro’ TV Plug and Play Joystick” at just £24.99. It is available now at Europe’s Number One Retro Gaming Destination, FunstockRetro.co.uk
Full list of included games below:
3D Tic-Tac-Toe (31 in 1)
Canyon Bomber ®
Circus Atari ®
Crystal Castles ®
Demons to Diamonds ™
Desert Falcon ®
Fun With Numbers
Haunted House ®
Human Cannonball ™
Miniature Golf ®
Missile Command ®
Night Driver ™
Off the Wall
Pong – Video Olympics
Radar Lock ™
Realsports Football ®
Realsports Tennis ®
Realsports Volleyball ®
Stellar Track ™
Super Breakout ®
Swordquest: Earthworld ™
Swordquest: Fireworld ™
Swordquest: Waterworld ™
Yar’s Revenge ®
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