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Updated: New Hardware- RETRO Video Game System in Development

Okay, how many times do we get to discuss upcoming, new, hardware?  Not that often, not nearly as often as we do games for old platforms.  The man behind RETRO Magazine has been tipping his toes in the waters of hardware manufacturing and launching a new gaming platform.  How he plans on doing this is unique and interesting but will fans flock or flee from the RETRO Video Game System?

Over on the NintendoAge forums Mike Kennedy, under the screen name of GameGavel, has started a topic titled “New RETRO Console – looking for Retro game devs”.  In this thread some interesting details about the RETRO VGS are divulged.  For one, the molds for the Atari Jaguar system and cartridges have been purchased.  The purpose of obtaining these molds is to produce the new RETRO VGS in the shape of the failed Atari console.  Since there are no pictures available of the RETRO VGS I cannot verify the final design, though Mike mentions in that thread on NA that the controller will be reworked in some way.

Atari Jaguar console

Possible look of the RETRO Video Game System, colors and other details probably will change

Another tidbit released is that the RETRO VGS will be hitting Kickstarter where fans can put money towards its completion.  For those that do not know, RETRO has had two successful Kickstarter campaigns so far, it remains to be seen if the wave of success will ride out for a third campaign.  The last console to successfully find funding on Kickstarter was the Ouya, as far as I know.

The specific companies and individuals connected with the RETRO Video Game System have been redacted from this article until official announcement has been made by those individuals.

Currently cold hard details are hard to come by on this new console.  As more is made available, I will make sure that we cover it ASAP.

Source:  Retro Video Gamer forum and NintendoAge forums

Previous RETRO VGS coverage here on RGM:
RGM Interview with RETRO VGS Team (unofficial copy from audio interview)
RETRO VGS Sees Immense Social Media Backlash as Crowdfunding Project Begins
New Hardware- RETRO Video Game System in Development
Prototype Designs of RETRO Video Game System Shown, New Developer Confirmed
First Game for Retro Video Game System Announced, First Screenshot Here
RETRO Video Game System and the Looming Identity Crisis Within
Rumor: Shovel Knight Could be coming to Retro Video Game System, RETRO Talks with Retro City Rampage
Possible Method of New Game Releases for Retro Video Game System Revealed

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13 Responses to “Updated: New Hardware- RETRO Video Game System in Development”

  1. […] by the homebrew community.  Talk about not letting a console die.  Hell, there is even an upcoming console that will be using the original molds that Atari used for the Jaguar.  That brings me to this new […]

  2. Russ Perry Jr says:

    Didn’t the Gamestick and GCW-Zero succeed on Kickstarter after the Ouya?

    • Carl Williams says:

      Yes, apparently they did. The dates are below:

      2012 August 9 OUYA

      2013 January 28th GCW Zero

      2013 February 1 Gamestick

  3. […] recently covered the new, upcoming, retro inspired console, the RETRO Video Game System and now, we have a bit more information on […]

  4. […] source: retrogamingmagazine and retrogamingmagazine […]

  5. […] Over the last few months I have been following the RETRO VGS developments and we have seen the announcement, and redaction, of developers and the reveal of the first, and pack-in, title for this console (and here).  The news that has […]

  6. […] folks).  In the past we have noted the first gameplay footage, developer announcements (and retractions according to effected parties) and even price points on this thing.  The reason we have not posted new news on this is well, […]

  7. […] from audio interview) RETRO VGS Sees Immense Social Media Backlash as Crowdfunding Project Begins New Hardware- RETRO Video Game System in Development Prototype Designs of RETRO Video Game System Shown, New Developer Confirmed First Game for Retro […]

  8. […] is no secret that I have been covering the RETRO Video Game System, pretty much from day one, up to its demise on IndieGoGo.  It is also no secret that I have followed up with the Coleco […]

  9. […] reached out to me personally when I wrote the first article about the RETRO Video Game System (this one).  In that article, which was based on his comment on NintendoAge forums (here) I stated that […]

  10. […] own funds as described in this forum post (Retro Gaming Roundup forum link).  The mold purchase has been documented before here on Retro Gaming Magazine […]

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