Atari VCS Tribute Edition now available


If you missed out on the Atari VCS Collector's Edition campaign, which offered a special version of the new console with wood paneling on its front, you've got another shot at snapping one up.

Atari is releasing the Atari VCS Tribute Edition, which offers the same wood-faced units as the Collector's Edition run did. These will not be part of the 6,000 "First-Run" VCS systems individually numbered and sold earlier in the Indiegogo campaign in May, however. 

The Atari VCS is a brand new system from the legendary gaming brand, which is scheduled to arrive in 2019. It's meant to be a modern device and not like an emulator or retro-inspired "gaming box," according to the company, and will feature an open Linux platform meant for new releases and streaming.

The Atari Vault is included with every system as well, which features over 100 classic games like Missile Command, Centipede, Breakout, Asteroid, and other favorites. Players will also be able to purchase and play additional games via the new Atari VCS digital store as well. 

Ever since the Atari VCS Indiegogo campaign went online it's amassed nearly $3 million, with 10 days left to go in its campaign. That's a staggering amount of money for a system that we're not quite sure will do just yet—beyond streaming content, playing old games, and supporting "new" games, of course. 

If you're interested in putting some cash down on the new Tribute Edition, you can pick it up, as well as the black-fronted Onyx Edition, as part of the Indiegogo campaign. There's also the new Classic Joystick and Modern Controller meant for newer games coming to the platform. 

Currently, there's no concrete release date beyond 2019, but expect to hear more details on the future of the system as the campaign and development process rolls on.

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