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Panic is a company known for its creativity, and it seems to know it when I see a best-selling indie game. So far, it has released two third-party games—— Fire watcher with Untitled Goose Game; Yes, those are two good choices.
Panic is also known for Playdate, an innovative small handheld computer released in May 2019. When we lived in an era when Nintendo no longer had a dedicated handheld computer department, it was a strange and charming little creation, and many Nintendo Life teams were fascinated.It is very small, has a black and white screen and a crank; It will also distribute new games every week.
Since the update of this disclosure is quite limited, at least in public, and the situation in 2020—and the ongoing manufacturing issues affecting the technology this year—will not help Panic when attempting to launch its first hardware. However, the wait is finally coming to an end, and the company released an updated video confirming various details (below).
The price is now $179 (we will see how global shipping is), which is a bit higher than $149; that is, as part of the weekly “first season” download, you have doubled the number of games included in the price Something, from 12 to 24.
The video also shows some preview items and shows the weird Playdate Stereo Dock, which is an accessory that can be used as a charging dock, speaker system, and pen holder; of course, the latter is important. Also launched Playdate Pulp, an easy-to-use browser-based tool that allows anyone to develop games and transfer them to their system.
Finally, the company confirmed that it will open pre-orders in July and will not be “sold out”, but will gradually complete the orders according to the production situation; the company promised to send a notice one week before the reservation goes online. It is expected that the first batch of about 20,000 units will be shipped later this year, and the first order will arrive in 2022.
There are a lot of details to absorb there-let us know what you think, if you want to try and choose one!
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Ronald is a blogger who is always fascinated with the games and the amount of knowledge he can gather from the internet. He is trying to nerdify everyone around his with that same knowledge, through his writings.