The Atari VCS is gearing up for shipment next year, while the major video game brands like Nintendo and Sega are putting out their own retro consoles for the thrifty, nostalgic gamer. So it only figures that some new form of Intellivision would be here in the near future. Unfortunately, that’s about all we know as of right now, but the company has set up a site for the press announcement that promises a return to the good old days:
“Intellivision® Entertainment is proud to announce that it will bring the concept of SIMPLE, AFFORDABLE, FAMILY & FUN back into homes across the world with the introduction of a brand new home video game console. The original Intellivision system brought many ‘firsts’ to the video game industry including the first 16-bit gaming machine, the first gaming console to offer digital distribution, the first to bring speech/voice to games, the first to license professional sports leagues and organizations and the first to be a dedicated game console and home computer.”
That site also lets you sign up for updates on whatever they end up calling this brave new Intellivision console, so check it out right here if you’re interested.