Panic will be sharing more details about its upcoming handheld console, Playdate, in a video showcase taking place tomorrow, 8th June.
The 15-minute video will be released digitally on Panic’s YouTube channel, and will cover a first look at the games coming in Season One, as well as more information on pre-orders and more exciting surprises for those tuning in.
“We’ve all been quietly working non-stop to get all of the complex pieces of the Playdate puzzle into place, and at last we’re ready to show you what we’ve been up to,” says Cabel Sasser, co-founder of Panic.
“There’s a lot of amazing things being created here that will hopefully add a bit of joy to your life. And while we’re launching a price a little bit higher than we planned — largely due to the massive global shortage of electronic parts right now — we took the last year to double the number of free games included in Season One. More on that in the update.”
Hi. Are you ready for a ?#PlaydateUpdate?? We have a lot to catch up on. Our first-ever video update has details on Season One, future games, some surprises and info on future pre-orders. Please join us! ???? Premieres Tuesday, June 8th at 9:00 AM PDT
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The Playdate will be launching for $179 USD with 24 games released for Season One and 4GB of total storage.
If you’re unaware of what it is, Playdate is Panic’s new handheld featuring games created exclusively for the system, taking advantage of the external crank that sits on the side of the platform.
The Playdate reveal showcase video will debut on Panic’s YouTube channel at 5PM UK time.If you are an avid mobile gamer and wish to learn about some of the best games of 2021 so far, be sure to check out our list.