Coleco Is Back With New ‘Chameleon’ Console

All you veteran gamers out there, get ready for some nostalgia. Video-game industry pioneer COLECO has re-entered the market, partnering with Retro Video Game Systems, Inc., to introduce a new video-game system called the COLECO Chameleon. And no, this is not a joke.

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The COLECO Chameleon is apparently a video-game system that serves as “a modern day take on the classic game console,” and will accurately play compilations of favorite games from the past.  The COLECO Chameleon also has the ability play brand-new games in the 8-,16- and 32-bit styles, which as you know, has made a bit of a resurgence lately.

Plus, cartridges are back! For the first time in nearly 20 years, the COLECO Chameleon will once again play brand new games on long-lasting, durable cartridges that can be played, traded, and collected for a lifetime.  And all game cartridges will include high quality, plastic clamshell cases with illustrated instruction manuals and game developer liner notes. No word yet on whether you will have to take them out and blow on them just like the old days.

colecoAccording to the company, “the COLECO Chameleon is a love-letter to all the classic cartridge based gaming systems that came before it and we love the fact it will succeed COLECO’s successful Telstar and Colecovision product lines. It will take gamers and their families back to a simpler time where games were all about great gameplay and fun factor.”

The COLECO Chameleon will launch in 2016 and will also be demonstrated at Toy Fair New York 2016, February 13-16. We’ll keep you posted on what details come out then.

SOURCE: COLECO Press Release