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The Atari VCS Is Now Available At Retail In North America

Atari VCS, the company’s first home computer in 40 years, is now available to purchase in stores.

Atari VCS

The long wait is finally over. First announced in 2017, the Atari VCS, the brand’s first video computer system in four decades, is now available at retailers in North America.

There are two versions available. The VCS Onyx Base systems (priced at $299.99), and the Atari VCS Black Walnut and Onyx All-In system bundle. The All-In bundle comes packed with an Atari VCS Classic Joystick along with an Atari VCS Modern Controller.

 

“Inspired by the past. Built for the future.”

The best of both worlds. The VCS features a vintage wood panel aesthetic with a sleek, modern enclosure.

Geared towards both gamers and computer hobbyists, Atari describes the VCS as a machine that’s “inspired by the past. Built for the future.” There are over a dozen games available at launch, including a selection of overhauled Atari classics as well as all-new releases. The Atari VCS’ launch games include Boulder Dash Deluxe, Jetboard Joust, Sir Lovelot, Something Ate My Alien, Danger Scavenger, Guntech, Tailgunner, Atari’s Missile Command: Recharged, and more. Also, each unit comes loaded with 100 Atari 2600 and arcade games as well as support for the popular Antstream service.

If you want to take a look at some of the games that are available for the VCS, you’re in luck. Atari recently put out a trailer showcasing many of the titles you’ll be able to play on their new hardware. From arcade-inspired throwbacks to more modern experiences, it looks like the launch lineup has plenty of fun to offer early adopters.

So what are you waiting for? Go ahead and watch the latest trailer below:

What are your thoughts on this new piece of kit? Do you plan to add one to your entertainment center this Summer? As always, we at HPP love to hear what’s on your mind. Be sure to sound off in the comments section and let us know what you think of this ambitious new offering from Atari.

 

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