Retro Games Ltd. along with Solutions 2 GO have released details this afternoon about their next retro console, The C64 Mini. For those of you who have no idea what this is, it's a miniature version of the Commodore 64, which came out in 1982 and was one of the biggest-selling home gaming consoles of the '80s.
The C64 Mini is going to come with 64 games installed with USB controllers that play like the originals and an HDMI output. Even though the games were 4:3 ratio at the time, it will support 16:9 ratio with 720p picture. Here's a few more details and a trailer for the console, which will be released on October 9th for a yet-to-be-named price.
"We are delighted to be able to bring back some of the most loved retro games ever, on one of the most successful formats of all time", said Paul Andrews, Retro Games' Managing Director. "The North American release of THEC64 mini is a reimagining of the classic C64 computer and one of a series of products we have on the way."
THEC64 Mini includes the following:
- Pre-loaded with all the Retro Faves: THEC64 Mini comes with 64 classic titles already installed, including: California Games, Winter Games, Impossible Mission II, Boulder Dash,Jumpman, Pitstop II, Speedball II: Brutal Deluxe, Street Sports Baseball, Summer Games II,Temple of Apshai Trilogy, Uridium and more.
- USB Ports: The unit comes equipped with two USB ports – perfect for adding an extra joystick for multiplayer games or plugging in a keyboard to create your own programming masterpieces.
- Customized Visuals: The unit features high definition output at 720p and 60Hz via HDMI, 4:3 ratio, US/Europe display mode options, and a CRT filter for that classic look.
- Back to the Basics: Plug in a USB keyboard and use as a fully functional home computer withC64 BASIC.
- Don't Forget to Save: For the first time, THEC64 Mini allows you to easily save your progress in games.
- Always Optimized: THEC64 Mini supports software updates via USB flash drive so players have continued access to improved and enhanced programming.