ATARI is back. And you can bring your old games.

Okay, this one feels a little personal. As an older gamer, who got his most of his first game memories from the ATARI 2600 I am delighted to...

Okay, this one feels a little personal. As an older gamer, who got his most of his first game memories from the ATARI 2600 I am delighted to see the announcement today from PLAION and ATARI that the classic 2600 will be back. Not as a flashback console or some other knockoff, but as a remake of the classic console that is carefully recreated after the original.  Hold onto your joysticks because this is epic news. If you are like me and reminisce of the days of pixelated adventures and joystick juggling, and only having ONE button. (Imagine that), huddled with friends and or family around the living room tv then get ready to embark on a trip down memory lane as PLAION and Atari join forces to resurrect an icon of gaming history - as the Atari 2600+.  You get to relive the dawn of video games with a modern-day twist that's set to launch worldwide on November 17, 2023! 

This faithful recreation of the legendary Atari 2600 console is here to whisk you away to the thrilling days of the ‘80s. You won't believe your eyes (and thumbs) as you delve into the pixelated wonders that started it all. 

The Atari 2600+ isn't just a carbon copy of its predecessor. It's been infused with modern tech to make your retro gaming experience even better. Say goodbye to those blurry screens and tangled cords. The new Atari 2600+ boasts an HDMI output, USB power, and supports multiple screen resolutions. It's like taking a DeLorean back to the past, but with way better graphics!\

A Controller Fit for Legends
Remember the iconic CX40 Joystick Controller? Well, it's back, my friends! Hold that piece of gaming history in your hands and let nostalgia wash over you. The CX40+ Joystick Controller is a faithful replica of the original, with the same size and layout that you remember. It's time to conquer those pixelated worlds with the precision of a true gaming champ! That said. it might be better not to dust off that copy of Activision Decathlon.

A Treasure Trove of Classic Games
Now, let's talk games. The Atari 2600+ comes packed with a 10-Games-in-1 Cartridge that includes titles like Adventure®, Missile Command®, and more. You'll be venturing through haunted houses, defending against alien invasions, and navigating mazes in no time. But the best news of all is that  the cartridge slot is backward compatible with hundreds of original Atari 2600 and 7800 games, giving you access to an instant collection that was just gathering dust in a room upstairs till now. 

Nostalgia can be affordable.
How much does it cost to dive back into the '80s gaming scene, you ask? The Atari 2600+ comes with a price tag of $129.99. Which seems like a steal considering the endless hours of fun and fond memories it'll bring back. This console comes packed with a 10 in 1 cartridge with some of the best classics Atari had to offer and 1 joystick. Additionally, they are also releasing the CX-30 Paddle Controller bundle, complete with a 4-in-1 multi-game cartridge for $39.99 for that tennis, breakout, Warlords and Atari Circus fun.  And if you're all about that joystick life, you can grab a standalone CX-40 Joystick for just $24.99.

Oh, and did we mention more games? Additional launch titles, including cartridges for Berserk Enhanced Edition and Mr. Run and Jump, will be available for $29.99 each. Your classic gaming library is about to get a serious upgrade! Even if the gameplay might feel outdate at times you still cannot beat that beautiful artwork on the box. 

Time to Relive the Adventure!
Mark your calendars for November 17, 2023, because that's when the Atari 2600+ is blasting its way into the gaming scene once again. Don't miss out on the chance to relive those epic moments and create new ones with this modern twist on a gaming legend. Preorders are open on right now.
So, gear up, gamers! The Atari 2600+ is here to remind us that the classics never go out of style. 


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