Ataribox pictures and details surface, nostalgia reigns

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2600-inspired design. No sign of Yar’s Revenge.

In an email newsletter sent out to fans, Atari have given the first glimpse at it’s mysterious upcoming console; the ‘Ataribox’ which is clearly hearkening back to the company’s first foray into home-gaming with the wood-panelled Atari 2600.

“Our objective is to create something new, that stays true to our heritage, while appealing to both old and new fans of Atari,” says the newsletter of the device, which houses four USB slots, SD-card support and a HDMI socket. It goes on to state that console will play classic and “current” games, with vaguely-worded “modern internal specs.”

No further details were forthcoming. “We’re not teasing you intentionally,” continues the newsletter “We want to get this right, so we’ve opted to share things step by step as we bring this to life.”

There are two versions of the unit on display. A model with a classic wood-fronted design, and a sleeker, but still retro-chic, red and black edition. I quite like the design of that. I look forward to the reveal of a thin and easily breakable USB joystick with one big red button.

Ataribox revealed [The Verge]