Atari has announced a partnership with Indiegogo to launch an exclusive pre-sale of the Atari VCS at the end of May.
Starting on May 30th; gamers could pre-order the Atari VCS for $199 while having the choice between the Collector’s Edition of the Onyx Edition. Collector’s Edition will feature the special retro-inspired wood-front while the Onyx Edition will feature a sleek all black design. Fans will also be able to purchase other packages that will include the Classic Joystick and Modern Controller.
On a press releases that was made available, Atari COO of Connected Devices Michael Arzt has stated,
“We continue moving forward on the Atari VCS project and are excited to see this pre-sale kickoff and to share more updates with our fans as we look toward the first shipments. We are building outstanding teams and forging alliances that will make this product great and truly worthy of the Atari VCS name. Expert hardware partners are helping make this project possible and we couldn’t be more pleased with their contributions.”
It was also confirmed that classic titles like Asteroids, Centipede, Breakout, Missile Command, Gravitar and Yars’ Revenge will be included with the Atari VCS. While no official release date has been announced, the press release did note that Atari is aiming for a Spring 2019 launch.
For more information about what to expect, check out my interview with Michael Arzt during GDC 2018.