The Atari Flashback 8 Gold & Sega Genesis Flashback Set For Fall Release

We're going to be getting some new Flashback consoles for Atari and SEGA later this year from AtGames, and unlike Nintendo, it looks like they'll actually be in stock. The two big items on the list are the Atari Flashback 8 Gold and the SEGA Genesis Flashback, both looking very akin to the NES Classic Edition, but with some extra items that will make you smile.

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First and foremost, there's a LOT more content on both systems, the Atari will have 120 titles from the 2600's history including Pitfall, Space InvadersKaboom!, River Raid, Centipede, Millipede, Pong, and more. The system will play in 720p HD and come with two wireless controllers (a reader pointed out to us that the lower right part of the box says they run on 2 AAA batteries), along with ports on the front in case you want to hook up your classic controllers, as well as scan line filtering, and a save/pause/rewind feature for every game.

Meanwhile, the Genesis will come with all the Sonic games, the Mortal Kombat series, Phantasy Star titles, Shining Force, and more. The Genesis has the same controller, HD output, and options as the Atari. So essentially a system one generation up with a smaller but more impressive library.

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AtGames also announced three other Flashback systems, two for the Arati (the regular Atari Flashback 8 Classic and the Atari Flashback Portable Game Player) and another for SEGA (The Ultimate Portable Game Player). No official date has been set, but it's clear you're probably going to see these crop up in November in time for holiday shopping. Here's hoping they actually make as many as the demand serves compared to Nintendo's fiasco with theirs.

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