Atari Reveals Details About Their New Ataribox Console

Here's our first look at Atari's new console

Atari Releases First Images of Its New Ataribox Console

We've known for quite some time now that former hardware manufacturer Atari is about to re-enter the console market with its upcoming Ataribox, but we still don't know what to expect from the company's product.

The Ataribox will come in black with ribbed lines and wood paneling, a throwback to the original console released in 1977.

As for the specs, Atari is keeping fans guessing for the most part, but the images confirm that the console comes with an SD card slot, four USB ports, HDMI output, an ethernet port and a headphone jack.

The NES Mini (soon to be followed by Nintendo's SNES Mini) opened the floodgates for a retro-console revival - reworked versions of classic machines with all the mod-cons you'd require to play today. Clearly inspired by the Atari 2600, the design is a handsome modern reboot of that console.

Gamers have been wondering what Atari was thinking when they announced they were making a new console.

The Ataribox was teased around E3 2017.

Remember that mysterious "Ataribox" console that suddenly surfaced a month or so back? However, Atari also wants to release "current content" too, which could mean any number of things.

Unfortunately, there are no further details on pricing or availability, but we do know that the Ataribox can be had in the classic black/wood finish or in a more modern black/red color scheme.

We know you are hungry for more details; on specs, games, features, pricing, timing etc.

You won't be surprised to learn that the Ataribox will be available with a number of classic games to let you bask in the early days of console gaming where we sat on the carpet in front of tiny tube TVs (with rabbit ears on the back, of course). Now, however, we at least know what it's going to look like.

KitGuru Says: There was a lot of buzz surrounding the Ataribox when it was first teased last month.

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