Atari and Plaion partner up to bring back the Atari 2600

Atari 2600, Atari 2600+

Atari has just announced the Atari 2600+, a nostalgic and very accurate replica of the original hit home game console.

Here’s a rundown on the new release:

Launching with ten of the most recognized video games in Atari’s history, including Adventure® and Missile Command®, the Atari 2600+ has been created using modern technology to authentically replicate the original 4-switch Atari 2600 Video Game System.

For those looking to relive the gameplay experiences of the ‘70s and ’80s, included with the Atari 2600+ is the CX40+ Joystick Controller, recreated with the same size and layout as the original 2600 Joystick Controller for that added touch of nostalgia.

Key features include:

  • BUILDING ON THE LEGACY: The new Atari 2600+ builds on the original machine with modern quality of life features such as HDMI output, USB power and multiple screen resolutions and includes a faithful replica of the original CX40+ Joystick.
  • GO BACK IN TIME: The cartridge slot is backwards compatible with hundreds of original Atari 2600 and 7800 games. The Atari 2600+ launches with a 10 Games in 1 Cartridge which includes iconic games such as Adventure®, Combat®, Dodge ‘Em™, Haunted House®, Maze Craze™, Missile Command®, Realsports® Volleyball, Surround™, Video Pinball™, Yars’ Revenge®
  • LOOK AND FEEL OF THE 1980’s: The Atari 2600+ has been lovingly crafted using modern technology from the movement of the joystick to the feel of the metal switches to the authentic woodgrain front panel.

The CX-30 Paddle Controller with 4-in-1 multi game cartridge that will retail for $39.99 (€34.99 / £29.99). A standalone CX-40 Joystick will retail for $24.99 (€22.99 / £19.99).

Additional launch titles, including cartridges for Berzerk Enhanced Edition and Mr. Run and Jump, will also be available for The Atari 2600+ for $29.99 (€29.99 / £24.99).

The Atari 2600+ will be available at for North American customers and worldwide at major retailers for $129.99 (€119.99 / £99.99) from 17th November 2023.


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