Intellivision Amico: Price, Release Date,and Everything We Know

Intellivision is getting back into the console game with the Intellivision Amico.

Intellivision Amico Release Date

In celebration of Halloween, Intellivision has risen from the grave and will release a new console in 2020

The Intellivision Amico is described as a family-friendly console that is primarily designed to appeal to younger gamers. Every game will be rated E in North America (or your local equivalent of that rating) and it seems that it will feature exclusive games. However, it’s not clear at this time where these games will be coming from. We imagine that major developers won’t bother to port a game or two to this console (maybe), but it seems like the vast majority of titles will come from indie developers. 

The good news is that it seems like most of the games for this console will cost somewhere between $5-$8. At present, it doesn’t seem like any of these games will offer DLC or other microtransaction options. Even better, the Intellivision Amico will launch with 20 pre-installed games. Many of the confirmed games for the Amico are updated versions of classic titles like Asteroids, Centipede, Tempest, and ToeJam and Earl

Surprisingly, the Intellivision Amico is a fairly modern console in terms of its technological capabilities. It allows for online play, HDMI output, and multiple USB ports. Its Bluetooth controllers even support touch-screen options, a gyroscope, a speaker, and a microphone. 

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All of that sounds nice, but we’ve got to say that this is going to be a tough road for the Amico. Intellivision’s Tommy Tallarico says that they want the Amico to be “a console that parents WANT to buy, not that they were asked to buy,” and a device for “a world where everyone is interested in playing at home and with friends.” However, it feels like this console is designed for very young gamers. We imagine that many families will probably save up for a proper modern console (or even a generations-old console) that everyone can truly enjoy. Still, you never know. 

Here’s everything else we know about the Intellivision Amico:

Intellivision Amico Release Date

At present, the Amico is set to be released on October 10, 2019, in North America and Europe. It is expected to retail for less than $200, and it might even be as cheap as $150. 

Intellivision Amico Trailer

Here’s your latest look at the Intellivision Amico courtesy of GamesCon 2019:

Matthew Byrd is a staff writer for Den of Geek. He spends most of his days trying to pitch deep-dive analytical pieces about Killer Klowns From Outer Space to an increasingly perturbed series of editors. You can read more of his work here or find him on Twitter at @SilverTuna014

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