Atari VCS Preorders Available Starting May 30

Starting at $199, you can preorder Atari's new platform, the Atari VCS, starting on May 30, exclusively on Indiegogo.

on April 30, 2018 9:14 PM

Today, Atari announced that its upcoming hardware platform, the Atari VCS, will be available to pre-order starting on May 30, 2018.

Exclusive to Indiegogo, you’ll be able to put money down on one of two different colorways for the Atari VCS; the Onyx version features a simple black finish, while the retro-inspired Collector’s Edition features a wood-front, not unlike the iconic Atari 2600. The latter will be available for a limited time.

Early-bird packages, which includes the Onyx version for $199 USD, will be available for a limited time. Packages that include the joystick and the controller will also be offered. Prices for the new platform after the early-bird pre-sale, as well as prices for the accessories, are still unknown.

Additionally, if you signed up for “insider” email alerts on the official website before May 24, you’ll also receive special offers for the pre-sale.

Revealed in March, the Atari VCS will not only let you play classics such as Asteroids, Missile Command, and Centipede but will also feature new games and streaming content options. The press release states that a “full range of popular titles” will be announced later.

The first shipments of the Atari VCS are slated for Spring 2019.

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Michael Ruiz is a staff writer at DualShockers. He enjoys most video games, but would be happy playing Galaga for the rest of his life. When he isn't playing games, he is probably watching professional wrestling or podcasting over at Model Citizens Media.