Back in June something new from the current owners of the Atari brand was teased, the Ataribox. From the little bit of design we saw it harked back to the original wooden Atari Video Console.

A little more information has just been unveiled, as they claim that their objective is to create a new product that stays true to Atari’s heritage while appealing to both old and new fans of the brand.

There will be two different Ataribox systems available, one in choice retrotastic wood panel flavour, another in more modernistic red and black. Both will feature a front facing logo, indicator lights that glow through the material, and an array of new ports (HDMI, 4xUSB, SD).

Those specs indicate more than a simple emulation package, and indeed the intention is to deliver both classic and current gaming content. Steam Machine, anybody?

Stay tuned for further updates in the near future.


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