So the Atari is back. A better part of the demographic will have no idea what we’re talking about. But those who do, rejoice! The ancient gaming leviathan has awoken and it brings us the Ataribox. Sadly, that’s what they’re calling it, but it doesn’t matter because, hey its Atari.
The retro gaming gods have clearly been busy in their secret workshops to bring us something this tasty after such a long time. They teased us at E3 earlier this year, but have now confirmed that this is what it will finally look like.
What is the Ataribox?
From what they’ve said, they want to create something new, that stays true to their heritage, while appealing to both old and new fans of the brand. The Ataribox is most definitely an inspired design with its ribbed lines and wooden casing. The console is clearly emulating the 2600 of excellent days gone by.
From the images, we see that the console is rectangular with a raised back, and covered in ribs(non-edible). The front panel may either be glass or wood, and it will show indicator lights. Aside from this, Atari is included SD card support, HDMI support and even 4 USB ports.
What can we play on the Ataribox?
The primary style of content we can expect to see for the console should be classic games remastered for today’s generations and outputs. But they should also include more current content. The console will most likely be similar to the NES and SNES Classic in terms of retro gaming content.
When can we get the Ataribox?
So far, we don’t know much about pricing or even when the console will be made available. We don’t even know which games will be releasing with the console (fingers crossed for Rollercoaster Tycoon). We do know that the console will come in two finishes, one in wood and the other in a classic red/black combo.