Atari has revealed their first new console in 24 years and it has retro gamers buzzing. This is not just another pre-loaded Atari that you pick up on the toy aisle at Walmart, this is an all new console with new designs and new games as well as the ability to play classic arcade hits. Check out more details and images on the Ataribox below, and sound off with your thoughts AFTER THE JUMP!
From the official update from Atari: “Our objective is to create a new product that stays true to our heritage while appealing to both old and new fans of Atari. Inspired by classic Atari design elements (such as the iconic use of wood, ribbed lines, and raised back); we are creating a smooth design, with ribs that flow seamlessly all around the body of the product, a front panel that can be either wood or glass, a front facing logo, indicator lights that glow through the material, and an array of new ports (HDMI, 4xUSB, SD). We intend to release two editions: a wood edition, and a black/red edition.”
It’s a pretty gorgeous box, to be sure. We really enjoy the neo-classic design; like something refurbished from the 80s to actually look presentable on a shelf next to sleek, modern designs from Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo. So… What is this thing actually going to do for you? Is this made to compete with consoles from Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo? Atari gave us another clue in its update.
Atari had to folllowing to say in its newsletter to fans: “As you can guess, those ports suggest modern internal specs. It also means that while we will be delivering classic gaming content, we will also be delivering current gaming content.”