Surprisingly, its seems like a new Intellivision console is coming soon. Intellivision Entertainment announced today that they will be be releasing a brand new video game console focused on “simple, affordable, family, and fun” in the future.
That being said, details on this console, including its name, are currently scarce, though Intellivision Entertainment is promising to reveal more details on October 1. Currently, we do know that its development is being spearheaded by Tommy Tallarico, Creator of Video Games Live and the current President of Intellivision Entertainment.
He had the following to say about what the Intellivision brand means to him and what his hopes are for this new console:
“I grew up playing Intellivision with my parents and younger brother. 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.”
Some people who worked on the original Intellivision, which was released by Mattel Electronics all the way back in 1979, are also working on this new console. This includes Bill Fisher, Vice President of Technology at Intellivision Entertainment, Chairman Steve Roney, Paul Nurminen, Vice President of Product Development, and Dave Warhol, Intellivision Entertainment’s Game Design & Development Group Leader.
Tommy Tallarico reveal a bit more about the console in an interview with VentureBeat, saying that the console “will not try to compete with Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo” and that the console is “not trying to do 3D”. Games will be downloaded via wifi, and will be stored on an internal SD memory card.
This is certainly an interesting move on Intellivision Entertainment’s part, and DualShockers will be sure to let you know when more details about this mysterious upcoming console are revealed.