New Atari Retro Range Announced, Arriving In Time For Christmas!

2600 is back!

Atari is on a roll right now! Atari does it yet again! We’ve covered how great the recent year has been for Atari if you factor in products like the ‘Art of Atari‘ book or the news about their upcoming console, the Atari Box. There seems to be no stopping the gaming giant!

The ‘Atari “Retro” Handheld‘ is a throwback to the classic Atari experience, with a design in mind PURELY for the Atari Fan! With the immortalised ‘wood’ effect it comes packed with 50 classic games built in such as Asteroids®, Pong®, Centipede®, Missile Command®, Breakout®, Millipede® and more!

The handheld has a 2.4″ screen and A/V to display them on your TV. An HDMI adapter will also be available if you want to play Atari classics on your modern TV in HD!  The buttons are incredibly responsive and feature an analogue joystick in the style of the classic Atari joypad!

There is also going to be a plug and play TV console called the ‘Atari “Retro” Plug and Play TV Joystick‘, with many of the same features with an incredible build quality! The Joystick has an arcade style button on top of the controller and will connect to your TV with the included A/V cable (or HDMI with an 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.

CEO of PQube, David Pain quoted:
“We are delighted to be working with Atari on this amazing project. Having sold over a million retro gaming consoles, we have taken the extensive feedback from press, retail and the consumer to develop new range of hardware that is faithful to the Atari brand”

CEO of Atari, Frederik Chesnais quoted:
“We are thrilled to partner with PQube on the compact handheld and Plug and Play TV Joystick,” said Fred Chresnais, Chief Executive Officer, Atari. “Both products are packed with nostalgic and fun-filled games that will give our fans the opportunity to relive the golden age of video games wherever they go.”

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 to pre-order now, right here at Europe’s Number One Retro Gaming Destination, FunstockRetro.co.uk!

Full list of included games below:

1.3D Tic-Tac-Toe (31 in 1)
2.Adventure
3.Air-Sea Battle
4.Asteroids ®
5.Black Jack
6.Bowling
7.Breakout ®
8.Canyon Bomber ®
9.Casino
10.Centipede ®
11.Circus Atari ®
12.Crystal Castles ®
13.Demons to Diamonds ™
14.Desert Falcon ®
15.Dodge ’em
16.Double Dunk
17.Fun With Numbers
18.Golf
19.Gravitar ®
20.Haunted House ®
21.Home Run
22.Human Cannonball ™
23.Maze Craze
24.Millipede ®
25.Miniature Golf ®
26.Missile Command ®
27.Night Driver ™
28.Off the Wall
29.Pong – Video Olympics
30.Quadrun ™
31.Radar Lock ™
32.Realsports Football ®
33.Realsports Tennis ®
34.Realsports Volleyball ®
35.Sprintmaster
36.Star Raiders ®
37.Steeplechase
38.Stellar Track ™
39.Street Racer
40.Submarine Commander
41.Super Baseball
42.Super Breakout ®
43.Swordquest: Earthworld ™
44.Swordquest: Fireworld ™
45.Swordquest: Waterworld ™
46.Tempest ®
47.Video Checkers
48.Video Chess
49.Video Pinball
50.Yar’s Revenge ®

Are you looking forward to this new Handheld and Plug and Play Joystick? Let us know in the comments below!

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