Intellivision Amico Teases 5 Color Variations and 22 Games Prior to E3
Just before an behind closed doors appearance at E3, the make up of the Intellivision Amico launch lineup and 5 color variations were teased.
It’s been just over a year since we first heard rumblings about Intellivision Entertainment’s brand new console. The Intellivision Amico was officially unveiled in October, but not much else has been discussed publicly since then. Prior to a behind closed doors appearance at E3 2019, a lot of new information about Amico was disclosed, like the fact that there will be 5 color variations, they are showing off 22 playable games at E3, and that Intellivision Entertainment has opened new studios in Europe and Dubai.
While some fans may be frustrated that this will all be behind closed doors, Intellivision explains that “we are still a year and 4 months away from launch and we want to be sure we can take the appropriate time with the appropriate folks to explain our goals.” Still, showcasing 22 games is fairly impressive and Intellivision is promising to reveal more about their new offices, the people leading them, and the various color combinations the Intellivision Amico will be available in at launch next week.
Although Intellivision Entertainment didn’t specify the Amico games they will be showing at E3 2019, they did discuss the approach they will have towards games at launch. The Intellivision Amico’s launch lineup will apparently be split between four evenly divided categories: classic and retro games updated with new graphics and modes, brand new IPs that highlight the touch controls and multiplayer aspects of the system, sports games based on everything from baseball to shuffleboard, and more casual word, dice, and card games.
As a reminder, all Intellivision Amico games will be exclusive to the system, won’t cost more than $7.99, and must be rated E10+ or less. Outside of the retro game remakes, the only title confirmed for the Amico is a new Earthworm Jim game. It will definitely be interesting to see how the system’s library expands with original titles, as those will likely be crucial to the Intellivision Amico’s long term appeal.
Intellivision is promising that “throughout the rest of this year we’ll be releasing more information about the teams and the products they are working on,” so this likely won’t be the last we hear of their new console for a while. The Intellivision Amico is currently slated to release on October 10, 2020.