Back in October 2018, we brought you the news that Intellivision would be making a comeback with the launch of a console that screams the retro-future. My uncle had an original Intellivision when I was growing up (well, still has it now in fact). And I remember that even then it looked like amazing but pretty ancient tech. I don’t remember if I actually even got to play it back then, but it seems the team behind the new Amico console are keen to bring that oddball-controller and family-friendly fun into the modern-day.
However, as first spotted on Nintendo Life, the new (old) console-maker recently announced that VIP pre-orders would be coming later this month (31 March). Along with the announcement we also got the following gameplay-reveal trailer:
The Amico’s mission statement is to bring family-friendly local multiplayer gaming back into the home and the selection of games does ooze that kind of vibe. The games do look a little mobile-like though so we do have some concerns on that front. However, in May we did learn that a new Earthworm Jim sequel would be coming to the system, so there is some hope yet. In the meantime, those interested in the VIP pre-order can expect the following:
… access to the Graphite Black and Glacier White consoles for the first time as well as a second chance to secure the Vintage Woodgrain model. Two wireless Bluetooth, color touchscreen controllers and five pack-in games come with each standard console. Also included in the VIP Edition program are a $25 RFID Amico digital game store gift card, a 25% off online merchandise store discount code, a lenticular Running Man trading card signed by Tommy Tallarico, and three digital soundtrack albums including “Earthworm Jim Anthology.” With a $100 refundable deposit, the pre-order bundle is $249 for Graphite Black or Glacier White and $279 for Vintage Woodgrain.Intellivision YouTube Channel