Atari working on a retro video game console of its own

Atari working on a retro video game console of its own

The Ataribox was initially teased back in June as a "new Atari console."

Atari finally showcased the Ataribox's actual design and shared a few details regarding what the console actually does.

On the outside, the console will feature standard port options for connectivity, including an HDMI port, USB jacks and an SD card slot.

"Our objective is to create something new, that stays true to our heritage, while appealing to both old and new fans of Atari", the company said in an email to fans.

Taking a page from Nintendo, Atari plans to release a mini version of its iconic Atari 2600 home entertainment console. While the internal hardware has yet to be detailed, there's the suggestion then that the Ataribox could be more powerful than your average retro console. 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. However, further details - such as pricing, a release date or specs - are now unknown.

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Atari brought us classic games like Pacman, Donkey Kong, Mario Bros, Space Invaders and Pong.

Here's something we never expected to write: Atari has revealed more information about its upcoming Ataribox console. Atari promised regular updates on the console's development.

For now, though, that's about all we know.

The new system will come in two designs: a sleek wooden model or a black and red version. The unprecedented global demand for the Nintendo Mini NES indicates the time is right for Atari to re-emerge with a new device that runs its old games. We're still waiting for more in-depth details, but a recent newsletter gave us an idea of what to expect.

Take a quick look at some games you could once again be playing on the Ataribox in the gallery below. And while not much is known about the new product yet, it also appears that it might also be adding support for more modern games too.

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