Atari and MyArcade have collaborated to unveil a handheld gaming system designed specifically for retro enthusiasts. In contrast to past efforts to modernize Atari games, this new handheld features a larger 7-inch screen. It’s important to note that this handheld is not based on Windows or SteamOS.
Named the Game Station Portable, this latest device features a paddle controller, D-Pad, and trak-ball, specifically catering to classics like Pong. While Atari has not officially disclosed the supported games, there are indications that the list might exceed the Atari 50 Pocket Player Pro, a compact handheld offering 100 classic Atari games. During CES 2024, the MyArcade team confirmed that the system already supports over 200 games.
With both a standard gamepad and keypads, the Game Station Portable offers versatility to support a diverse range of games. MyArcade adds an intriguing feature with LEDs surrounding the supported controller, offering visual cues for players unfamiliar with Atari games. These LEDs illuminate only when the game necessitates the particular controller or button. Additionally, the system includes a kickstand and two USB Type-C connectors.
As evident in the embedded video below, GenXGrownUP mentions that the console is priced at $149, marking a threefold increase compared to the 50 Pocket Player Pro. The expected launch timeframe is between September and October, with possible adjustments still in consideration.
Via: Retro Handhelds
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