Panic has held a video showcase of the Playdate, its upcoming handheld game console, revealing some particulars concerning the video games that might be launching on the console in addition to dropping some pre-order particulars.
Many of the video games in-development for the Playdate come from veteran game designers of the business, with Keita Takahashi (Katamari), Bennett Foddy (QWOP, Getting Over It), Vertex Pop (Graceful Explosion Machine), Lucas Pope (Return of the Obra Dinn) and Xalavier Nelson Jr. (Hypnospace Outlaw) confirmed to be growing titles for the system.
There’ll even be an app on the machine known as Playdate Pulp, which is an easy-to-use game making device for builders to make use of in an accessible means.
The system has a dock too, which the hand-held console attaches to cost the battery in addition to entry to extra options together with a music app and built-in audio system, so you’ll be able to jam to a little bit of Tay Tay whereas ready in your console to recharge.
“There’s a lot of amazing things being created here that will hopefully add a bit of joy to your life,” mentioned Panic’s Cabel Sasser when teasing the video showcase final week. “And while we’re launching a price a little bit higher than we planned — largely due to the massive global shortage of electronic parts right now — we took the last year to double the number of free games included in Season One.”
Panic has additionally revealed that pre-orders for the Playdate will go live next month. It’s priced at $179 for the console and all 24 of the Season One video games.