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Intellivision Entertainment announces new game console

The original Intellivision console was manufactured by Mattel Electronics. (Source: Retro Gamer)
The original Intellivision console was manufactured by Mattel Electronics. (Source: Retro Gamer)
Intellivision Entertainment has issued a press release announcing that a new video game console is under development. The planned device is being designed and created by a team that has members who worked on the original console that bore the renowned Intellivision brand name. Details of the new platform are expected to be made available on October 1.

A press release has been published by Intellivision Entertainment to announce plans for a new home video game console. No specific details are offered about the device in the statement; the console does not even have a confirmed name yet. However, a general business plan has been detailed and there is information in regard to the team behind the idea. The president of Intellivision Entertainment, Tommy Tallarico, had this to say about the project:

It was always my favorite system because the games were cutting edge, yet fun and simple to play so our entire family could enjoy them together. I find those important elements to generally be lacking from our industry with the current modern gaming consoles. Our goal is to change that by focusing 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.

Nostalgia is rife in the game industry at present, with Nintendo enjoying great success with the NES Classic Edition and Super NES Classic Edition devices and Atari working on the VCS console. The original Intellivision console was released in 1979, and it went on to become a best-seller with over three million devices sold. According to a report, the 21st century version of the console will also work as an emulator, allowing gamers to play classics from the 1980s like Major League Baseball and Advanced Dungeons & Dragons.

The press release mentions details about the new platform will be given on October 1, and it is currently possible to sign up for the opportunity to purchase a Limited Edition of the console (first 100,000 applicants only). A Facebook Live question and answer event is scheduled for May 31 at 12 p.m. PST.

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Daniel R Deakin, 2018-05-29 (Update: 2018-05-29)