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Atari has revealed images of its new games console

Tantalising new images of what Atari's first games console in more than 20 years could look like have been revealed.

The Ataribox will feature black ribbed lines and wood panelling reminiscent of the firm's original console, the 2600, released in 1977.  

The company released the sneak preview in an email sent to out to fans today.

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Tantalising new images of Atari's first games console in more than 20 years have been revealed. The Ataribox (pictured) will feature black ribbed lines and wood panelling reminiscent of the firm's original console, the 2600, released in 1977

Tantalising new images of Atari's first games console in more than 20 years have been revealed. The Ataribox (pictured) will feature black ribbed lines and wood panelling reminiscent of the firm's original console, the 2600, released in 1977

ATARIBOX FEATURES 

Tantalising new images of Atari's first games console in more than 20 years have been revealed.

The Ataribox will feature black ribbed lines and wood panelling reminiscent of the firm's original console, the 2600, released in 1977. 

The new device will connect to displays via an HDMI connector, and will feature four USB slots and an SD card reader.

The company plans to release two version of the console, one which will feature a wooden design and another with a black and red colour scheme.

The front panel could either come in wood or glass, and it will contain LED indicator lights which will glow and a light-up Atari logo.

The console also appears to contain an Ethernet network connection.

Although Atari did not release any details of the Ataribox's specifications, it did confirm that gamers can expect a mixture of updated classics as well as new titles. 

The firm said they would be releasing more information about the upcoming console in the coming months. 

This will include internal hardware, games and the price of the new device.

Atari has also said they want to work with fans to deliver on what they would like to see included. 

In the email, a spokesman for Atari said: 'Our objective is to create something new, that stays true to our heritage, while appealing to both old and new fans of Atari.

'It means that while we will be delivering classic gaming content, we will also be delivering current gaming content.

'We know you are hungry for more details; on specs, games, pricing, timing.

'We're not teasing you intentionally; we want to get this right, so we've opted to share things step by step as we bring this to life, and to listen closely to the Atari community feedback as we do so.'

The Ataribox will connect to displays via an HDMI connector, and will feature four USB slots and an SD card reader.

The company plans to release two version of the console, one which will feature a wooden design. The front panel could either come in wood or glass and will feature a light-up Atari logo

The company plans to release two version of the console, one which will feature a wooden design. The front panel could either come in wood or glass and will feature a light-up Atari logo

A second version will come with a black and red colour scheme. The new device will connect to displays via an HDMI connector, and will feature four USB slots and an SD card reader

A second version will come with a black and red colour scheme. The new device will connect to displays via an HDMI connector, and will feature four USB slots and an SD card reader

THE ATARI 2600 

The Atari 2600 was released in October 1977 by Atari.

It is credited with popularising the use of plug-in cartridges containing games instead of hardware having them built in.

It became so successful that by the early 1980s, an 'Atari' was used as a generic description of any games console in North America.

The gadget, which was usually sold with a pair of joysticks conjoined with paddle controllers, also helped make the game Pac-Man a hit.

The unit became so popular that it was not discontinued until 1992.

The company plans to release two version of the console, one which will feature a wooden design and another with a black and red colour scheme.

The front panel could either come in wood or glass, and it will contain LED indicator lights which will glow and a light-up Atari logo.

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