If you were a gamer in the early ‚Äė80s, you‚Äôve no doubt played ColecoVision‚ÄĒthe short-lived console that brought arcade games to your living room. Well, get ready for a nostalgia hurricane, because Coleco is back on the scene with a new home console‚ÄĒand it‚Äôll play actual game cartridges.

The hero of this comeback story is called Coleco Chameleon. This 21st-century console will play 20th-century 8-bit, 16-bit, and 32-bit titles. There will also be brand new games with similar graphics available, too, so Coleco is smartly cashing in on the popularity of retro-style 2D titles that have been hits on all platforms from smartphones to Steam.

‚ÄúIt‚Äôs ironic that a new ‚Äėretro‚Äô video-game system would actually revolutionize and revitalize the Coleco brand,‚ÄĚ said Coleco partner Chris Cardillo, in a press release. The project‚Äôs a collaboration between Coleco and a company called Retro Video Game Systems.

No price comes with this announcement, but it’ll hit shelves next year, and it’ll be shown at Toy Fair New York 2016 in February.

[Retro Video Game Systems]

Image via Coleco


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