Intellivision Amico Founders Edition Pre-Orders Begin as Night Stalker and Astrosmash Remakes Are Unveiled
Intellivision Amico remakes for Astromash and Night Stalker unveiled as extremely limited Founders Edition pre-orders open.
With less than nine months to go until the release of the Intellivision Amico, Tommy Tallarico and co. are starting to talk about it more and more. In fact, Founders Edition pre-orders are opening at 4pm ET for those on Intellivision’s mailing list. marking the first time anyone has been able to pre-order the new console. Additionally, Intellivision Entertainment is starting to show off more games for the system, including remakes of Astrosmash and Night Stalker. Aptly, only 2600 Founders Edition consoles are being produced, and you must be on Intellivision’s mailing list to receive the pre-order link. The Founders Edition will cost $299, which is more than a typical Amico console will cost a launch.
It comes with lots of extras that Intellivision values at $499. The console itself will be of the Vintage Woodgrain variety and will be numbered and signed by Tommy Tallarico. A Founders Edition patch, pin, and poster will all also be included, with the poster being signed by the entire Intellivision team. The Earthworm Jim Anthology Album and Tommy Tallarico – Greatest Hits Volume II are also being thrown in, as is an Amico gift card worth $50. Finally, Founders will get their consoles before October 10, so you’ll be able to try it out before anyone else.
If you are really looking forward to the Intellivision Amico, this definitely seems like an enticing deal. If you are just interested in the Vintage Woodgrain design, Intellivision has confirmed that a version of it that isn’t numbered or signed will be available at launch. Either way, the games will ultimately be what makes or breaks the console, and Intellivision has been increasingly open about many of the games coming to their console. A remake of Night Stalker was revealed late last week, and you can check out the reveal trailer for it below:
Night Stalker for the Intellivision Amico is actually being developed by Other Ocean Interactive and Digital Eclipse. Both were confirmed to be working on Amico games back in December. While its console will be appealing mainly to casual audiences, Intellivision considers Night Stalker to be one of their titles catered to more “serious gamers.” Like most Amico games, it will have a co-op and versus modes. It was one of the cooler games for the console I saw briefly back at E3, so it’s definitely one of my most anticipated Amico games.
Intellivision decided to kick off this week by unveiling a Astrosmash trailer. It seems to be a fairly straightforward remake that also adds co-op and versus modes and is being developed by half of the Earthworm Jim team. You can see the trailer for it below.
Overall, January is proving itself to be a very busy month for the Intellivision Amico. We will be sure to keep you in the loop as more games are unveiled for the system and general pre-orders finally open. Intellivision Entertainment will be at E3 this, with Tommy Tallarico recently affirming its plans to DualShockers.