Atari shows off two Ataribox versions; Offers some details on features

Atari shows off two Ataribox versions; Offers some details on features

The console is Atari's first home system since the Atari Jaguar, released back in 1993.

Earlier this year Atari signaled its return to the hardware business by teasing a mysterious new console dubbed the "Ataribox". The company confirmed the design hinted at in the teaser video.

Taking obvious design cues from the classic Atari 2600 console, the Ataribox will come in two editions featuring either a wooden or red and black finish, with the front panel made of either wood or glass. The device supports SD cards and has four USB ports and an HDMI port as well. Even though it is similar to the SNES and NES Classic in that it will deliver classic games on more modern hardware, Atari also plans to deliver "current content" on it as well. There's now no word on just what games will be available, when the unit might release, its costs or really anything else.

Atari do, however, say they're not just creating the Ataribox for old-school gaming goodness. "We know you are hungry for more details; on specs, games, pricing, timing", reads an Atari statement. It did, however, share some important details, so for those who missed the newsletter containing this information, here are five things you need to know about the new Ataribox. Until then, enjoy the images of the unit.

Atari shows off two Ataribox versions; Offers some details on features

Known as the Ataribox, the new machine pictured below is designed closely with the original Atari in mind. There will be two different looks to choose from the classic wood and black logo of the Atari 2600 or a more updated look with Orange and black.

Atari finally showcased the Ataribox's actual design and shared a few details regarding what the console actually does. In a press release received by Kotaku, the system will be "delivering classic gaming content, [and] also be delivering current gaming content".

The Ataribox is clearly meant to play on people's nostalgia, and that philosophy extends to the console's games, too.




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