It’s been a very long time since we’ve heard something in regards to the Playdate, Panic’s tiny hand-cranked gaming handheld, however that’s about to vary. On June eighth 2021, the corporate will debut a 15-minute video showcase on its YouTube channel that may give much more particulars in regards to the gadget, a have a look at the video games included with it, and the way precisely to get your palms on one.
Panic additionally introduced some dangerous information nevertheless; the Playdate is now priced at $179 as an alternative of the preliminary $149. The corporate says that that is largely because of the large world scarcity of digital components brought on partly by the pandemic. Nonetheless, to make up for the value distinction, Panic will embrace double the variety of “Season One” video games that come bundled with the gadget (24 as an alternative of 12) and it’ll have double the quantity of inner storage (4GB as an alternative of 2GB) as properly.
Based on the corporate, the Playdate Replace video showcase will probably be a pre-recorded 15-minute presentation that may embrace an replace on pre-order data, a peek on the Season One lineup of video games and “way more.” We’ve been instructed, nevertheless, that pre-orders is not going to go reside proper after the video showcase airs.
“We’ve all been quietly working continuous to get the entire complicated items of the Playdate puzzle into place, and eventually we’re prepared to indicate you what we’ve been as much as,” stated Cable Sasser, Panic co-founder, in a press launch.
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