Christmas holiday is coming soon and Atari is having a plan to give you a chance to relive the old days with the famous old-school game system. Some time around Christmas holiday, Atari will introduce to you their new pair of products. We all know that this may not be the same as the one that made from the combination of Atari and Entity in the 1980s. However, for some gamers who had a huge interest in the 2600, it’s still quite nostalgic with some good feelings when talking about the company.

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The Atari Joystick 2600

Atari intend to release a type of Retro Handheld, which looks like something you would get if the company produce Game Boy. The product, which is the mini version of a classic console - the Atari 2600 - contains 50 game titles. The designers put a lot of attention to the details, they even encompass a wooden-like veneer similar to the original one.

Atari is, at the same time, planning to releasing its joystick with a new design as a controller called “Plug & Play Joystick”. It also has the whole library of classic games from Atari. This version of the joystick is also able to connect to PCs and TVs

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The new joystick and handheld

Variety reported that: “Players can enjoy titles like Asteroids, Pong, Centipede, Missile Command, Breakout, Millipede, and several other classics no matter if they opt for the home or portable version. The handheld model does include an A/V output for at-home play as well.”

Both the controller and the joysticks have been planned to be release on 26 October.

Speaking of the remaining nostalgia of Atari, the company’s CEO - Frédéric Chesnais - has recently made some comments during an interview with Fortune:

“I think the trend is here to stay. And I think it’s here because people who grew up in the 80s are more comfortable with those games and going back to what they knew. Look at things like Star Wars, it’s still going strong after all these years. I think that the retro gaming thing is here to stay, and in that sense we are really at the center and forefront. I don’t want to say it’s nostalgia, because nostalgia means the past is better than the future, but we’re trying to build on the fans’ experiences they had before and bring that to the next level.”