Do you remember the original Intellivision video game system that was released by Mattel Electronics in 1980. The original console, although not marketed as a toy was the first to play 16-bit games, which 2 generations later became an industry standard. It also sold millions of units across 3 decades and was known to be a competitor for Atari® 2600.
Among many other first, the Intellivision was also the first to run video games with voice/speech and had the largest home console software library in the world with the release of it’s cross-platform “Systems Changer” which allowed Atari® 2600 games to be played on the system. You may remember it’s more popular games like: Donkey Kong Jr, Q*Bert, Bump and Jump, Diner, and B-17 Bomber.
If you were a fan of the console and games, you may be excited to hear that Intellivision Entertainment has announced it will be unveiling a new console on October 1, 2018. The new console is being promoted as “SIMPLE, AFFORDABLE, FAMILY & FUN”. Intellivision Entertainment was quoted as saying that the new console, which has yet to have an official name, will be a “new concept, design and approach to gaming”.
When asked about the new console Tommy Tallarico, who has recently been named President of Intellivision Entertainment advised; “Our goal is to focus on bringing all age groups and levels of gamers and non-gamers together while introducing new generations of people to the legacy success of the Intellivision brand.”
If you would like to keep up to-date with developments of this new console you can subscribe at the Intellivision Entertainment website, which also indicates that the first 100,000 subscribers will “get an exclusive opportunity to purchase a special and unique Limited Edition version of the console which will not be made available in stores.”
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