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June 3, 2019 Retro Gaming Blog Post:

Intellivision's upcoming Amico console will be at E3 with 22 games

Being over a year from launch, the Amico will be behind closed doors to maximize it's exposure for partners and developers.
Amico will be at E3 A press release was sent out to list-subscribers detailing Intellivision's Amcio game consoles debut at this year's E3 conference. The console is still not set to release for over a year, causing the debut to be a more limited experience than the show floor permits. Thus is will be at a closed-door location to acquaint partners with it's specs.

The press release states working consoles will be available with controllers and 22 games. Twenty two games! That's pretty good for being a year away from release. And these are games created by luminaries in the industry, so one can expect a good deal of diversity in the titles.

Games should fall into four areas of interest:
  1. 25% Classic/Retro - Re-imagined and upgraded favorites (including graphics, audio, modes and of course local Co-Op & Versus modes!)

  2. 25% Original IP's - Brand new games that no one has ever experienced and that shows off the fact that Amico has both a touch screen and tactile controls in a multiplayer environment.

  3. 25% Sports/Recreation - Not only the sports everyone would expect, but also a lot of casual and recreational sports like bowling, shuffleboard, pool, darts, fishing, etc.

  4. 25% Board/Dice/Card/Word/Puzzle Games - Something that most non-hardcore gamers will feel comfortable with and can play with their family & friends.

It sounds like the Amico is a well organized project and gives reassurance that it is progressing toward launch. In other news, the say it will come im five color options. Cool! This is all great news and makes us wonder what Atari is up to with their new VCS console. Intellivision seems to have an edge in this console war :)

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