They also feature a 3.2 in (81.28 mm) full-color touch screen, a home button and a 64-way pressure-sensitive directional disc. The latter produced the original Intellivision. All games are rated E for Everyone or E10+, with no bad language, graphic violence/b [24], On August 5, 2020, during a YouTube video special event it was revealed that due to specific quality criteria that could not be fulfilled in time for October 10, 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and after consulting with retail partners, distributors, manufacturers and "other trusted allies", the release of the Amico would be delayed from October 10, 2020 to a new target release date of April 15, 2021, or April 3, 2021 (a pun on a rocket launch countdown, presented as "4, 3, 2, 1, launch!") [13][14] Intellivision Productions was renamed Blue Sky Rangers Inc. and their video game intellectual property was transferred to the new Intellivision Entertainment. Intellivision Entertainment [17][18] The following month, the company debuted the functioning Amico hardware behind closed doors at E3 2019, allowing industry insiders to play in-development games on one of the functional console variants, and try out the compatible phone controller mobile app. Within a few days, over 10,000 additional units were pre-ordered with several days remaining in the sale. All games will be both single player and multiplayer, with some games allowing up to eight players simultaneously, or utilizing motion controls (via the accelerometer and gyroscope), or the LEDs,[2] or having the option to use the Karma Gaming Engine, a feature intended to provide players of all skill levels with a fair level of competition against each other by dynamically adjusting the difficulty for players based on how well they are playing the game, or, due to most games using the touchscreen,[35] for 5% of games, supporting Bluetooth controllers. [34], Tommy Tallarico, president of Intellivision Entertainment, has said the games available for the Amico will be about 20% updated and re-imagined versions of classic video games, 20% original new games, 20% sports and recreation, 20% board/dice/card/word/puzzle games, and 20% educational. [23], On May 14, 2020, it was announced former Microsoft executive and Xbox co-founder J Allard had joined Intellivision Entertainment to serve as the company's global managing director, assisting the company in launching the Amico. [33] These LEDs, in addition to the LEDs on the console, have brightness settings, or can be turned off. [6], The Intellivision Amico comes bundled with two controllers, designed to be ambidextrous for right or left handed preference. The new Intellivision Amico release date is set for April 15th, 2021, giving the company time to furnish supply, and get through various tests. Release Date: 2020 WORK IN PROGRESS VIDEO At present, the Amico is set to be released on October 10, 2019, in North America and Europe. [1][27][2] The body also features a built-in LED ambient lighting system with 40 independently controlled LEDs[2] that can change pattern and color in response to gameplay, known as Interactive Guidance Lighting. It is set to launch in North America, the United Kingdom, the rest of Europe, the Middle East and North Africa on April 15, 2021 with an expected retail price of approximately US$249. The controllers can charge when they are placed into their cradle on top of the console, or charge using a wired USB-C connection. 118 cartridges plus one compilation cartridge for the Master Component; 6 cartridges for the ECS Computer Adapter ", "Atariage Forum website post, Retrieved 24 March 2020",, Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the video game industry, Short description is different from Wikidata, Articles with unsourced statements from January 2020, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, 11 × 9.5 × 2.5 in (279.40 × 241.30 × 63.50 mm), Speaker, microphone, haptic force feedback, 6 × 2.75 × 1 in (152.40 × 69.85 × 25.40 mm), 2 x 2 shoulder buttons (two each for left and right hand orientation), home button, This page was last edited on 27 November 2020, at 21:53. [12], In May 2018, Tommy Tallarico announced his plans to launch a new Intellivision console and formed a new company, Intellivision Entertainment, serving as president. [1][31][32] Each shoulder button features an LED light, and the disc is surrounded by a ring of eight LEDs. [15][16], At the Portland Retro Gaming Expo in October 2018 the new Intellivision console was unveiled, including its name and launch date of October 10, 2020. for the Founders Edition consoles, unless the situation caused by the pandemic changes. [2] They feature Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, RFID, speakers, a microphone, an accelerometer, haptic force feedback, and a gyroscope. [1][28] This feature is intended to make playing games on the console "fun and memorable" while also helping guide players in an interactive way. Downloadable games, available via the Amico Game Shop, will cost US$9.99 or less. The number 2,600 was a jab at long-time competitor Atari and its 2600 console. [21], In January 2020, Intellivision Entertainment made 2,600 special Founder's Edition vintage wood-grain bundles available for pre-order. New versions of several classic Atari games as well as other reimagined arcade classics such as Moon Patrol and BurgerTime are expected around launch. The company now plans to release a Founder's Edition of the console to early backers on April 3rd, 2021, with general retail availability to follow on April 15th, 2021. Intellivision Amico Release Date. Intellivision CEO Tommy Tallarico announced the delay during a livestream the company hosted on Wednesday to show off gameplay footage of games coming to the console. This is a list of cartridges and cassettes for the Intellivision game system. Intellivision Entertainment plan to release a mixture of new games, motion control games, cards and other tabletop games, educational games, and updated classic video games for the Amico. All games must have features exclusive to the console, and must be rated E or E10+ by the ESRB, or PEGI 3 or PEGI 7 by PEGI. Earlier this year, Konami's TurboGrafx-16 mini missed its initial March 19th release date. "The reality is that every single aspect of this process has been affected.". [4][5][6] The console is slated to have about forty titles available at launch including six free games preloaded. The global pandemic has caused the company to push back the estimated release date to April 15, 2021. On that announcement, it opened a campaign for Amico pre-orders, as well as for those that wanted to invest in the console. Intellivision Entertainment has announced the Intellivision Amico, a family-friendly console with exclusive games, coming October 10, ... Release Date:April 2021. It eventually made its way to North American consumers on May 22nd. Intellivision also showed off some of the games that are coming to the Amico. The Intellivision Amico will miss its October 2020 release window (via Polygon). Up to six additional players can connect, with players able to use additionally purchased controllers (in limited cases, including Bluetooth controllers)[3] or a free controller smartphone app in place of an Amico controller when needed.