Last Updated on August 24, 2023
Atari has announced the Atari 2600+, a modern reimagining of the iconic Atari 2600 video game console. The Atari 2600+ will be released worldwide on November 17, 2023, and is available for pre-order now for $129.99.
Produced with PLAION, the Atari 2600+ is a faithful recreation of the original Atari 2600, but it also includes a number of modern features, such as HDMI output, USB power, and multiple screen resolutions. It also comes with a CX40+ joystick, which is a replica of the original Atari 2600 joystick.
Most importantly, the device plays genuine Atari cartridges. The Atari 2600+ is backwards compatible with hundreds of original Atari 2600 and 7800 games. It also comes with a 10-game cartridge that includes some of the most popular Atari games of all time, such as Adventure, Missile Command, and Yar’s Revenge.
“Preserving classic games is a priority for Atari, and the release of the Atari 2600+ will make the hundreds of Atari 2600 and 7800 games that have been released over the last 50 years universally accessible. PLAION’s approach to a quality recreation of iconic Atari hardware made them the perfect partner to bring the Atari 2600+ to market.”said Atari Chairman and CEO, Wade Rosen.
“We’re excited to be working with Atari to bring back the Atari 2600 and help meet the growing consumer demand for retro hardware. For gamers who remember the thrill of playing arcade games at home for the very first time, the Atari 2600+ will take you right back. For everyone else, the offer is one of timeless fun and the chance to experience a golden age of video games in a way that could only come from Atari.”Commercial Director of Retro at PLAION, Ben Jones
In addition to the Atari 2600+, PLAION and Atari are also releasing a CX-30 paddle controller and a standalone CX-40 joystick. The CX-30 paddle controller is a four-in-one controller that includes paddles, a joystick, and two buttons. The standalone CX-40 joystick is a replica of the original Atari 2600 joystick, but it does not have the same modern features as the joystick that comes with the Atari 2600+.
Atari 2600+ games list
This astonishing console revival will include:
- Dodge ‘Em
- Haunted House
- Maze Craze
- Missile Command
- Realsports Volleyball
- Video Pinball
- Yars’ Revenge
The Atari 2600+ is a great way to experience the games that defined a generation of gamers. It is also a great way to introduce classic games to a new generation of players.
Here are some of the key features of the Atari 2600+:
- Faithful recreation of the original Atari 2600
- Modern features, such as HDMI output, USB power, and multiple screen resolutions
- Comes with a CX40+ joystick
- Backwards compatible with hundreds of original Atari 2600 and 7800 games
- Includes a 10-game cartridge with some of the most popular Atari games of all time
The Atari 2600+ is a must-have for any fan of classic video games. It is a great way to relive the memories of the past or to introduce classic games to a new generation of players.