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Ataribox pictures and details surface, nostalgia reigns

Ataribox pictures and details surface, nostalgia reigns

The Ataribox will bring back classic Atari games in a new designed box with HDMI port, 4 USB ports and a SD Card slot. The console will be available in two looks, one with black and red accents, and the other with the classic wood that Atari 2600 owners will remember so well.

Atari (or rather that company that bought the name when the actual Atari went bankrupt) is going to follow in Nintendo's footsteps with its Ataribox console - announcing a device created to play retro games. On the red version it's colored white, but on the black it's red - which would be a cool effect for when you're playing some kind of modern Haunted Housesequel.

Atari isn't providing any more information on pricing, release dates, game content, or even full specs right now. Clearly inspired by the Atari 2600, the design is a handsome modern reboot of that console. Further details are scarce, however the email briefly refers to the hardware's "modern internal specs". In a deviation from the emulation-based retro games of the Mini NES and SNES, it added that the Ataribox will play "classic" and "current" games. It is, for instance, unclear whether the Ataribox will include a bundle of pre-installed titles, as per the NES Classic Mini, or if its library can be expanded by downloading new software, unlike the NES Classic Mini.

While not a whole lot regarding the specifications of this new Atari console are known as of yet, we do have some details which confirm it will be created according to today's home console standards while retaining Atari's iconic design elements such as ribbed lines and wood usage.

Chesnais told us at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) video game trade show that Atari's revival is well under way. The company said "we're not teasing you intentionally".

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