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Intellivision Amico

Post by Dr. Zoidberg » Tue Oct 23, 2018 7:41 pm





Comes out 10.10.2020, aiming for a price around $149 to $179 USD.
  • Controllers fit inside the console and use wireless charging.
  • Console has, optional, interactive lighting. Think the DS4 light but on the console itself. This will make the console feel alive.
  • Controllers have a 3 1/2 inch 3x2 touch screen on them.
  • "21st century 2D chip and architecture". Focusing strictly on 2D tech and games, they don't want 2D development to be "hard" like on PS4 or Xbox due to them being 3D focused machines.
  • Will do 2D work that the PS4, Xbox One or even the PS5 can't achieve because of that "2D first" development focus.
  • Hundreds of millions of sprites on their dev hardware.
  • Up to 8 Bluetooth controllers will work on the console. Can also use a free phone app as well to control the games.
  • E or E10 games only. No violent games permitted on the console. A system "parents want to buy".
  • "When did quantity take over for quality". No ports allowed on the console.
  • Keeping the previously announced 7/10+ requirements.
  • Remaking Atari and iMagic games. Will be exclusive to the Amico.
  • All games $2.99 to $7.99. Download only for that price.
  • There will be physical special edition prints (disc based) for a premium ($30) on a game-by-game basis.
  • Leaderboards based on time (weekly, monthly, all time) and space (city, country, state). Trophies/Achievements are tied to this to be unique. Users might get printable emails or patches to commemorate the accomplishment.
  • Remakes of classic games will have updated graphics, audio, added levels, local/online multiplayer and "more".
  • The return of Perrin Kaplan!
  • They will be paying developers to make games for the Amico. There will be 0 financial risk for developers as accepted pitches will be funded by Intellivision (costs will come from future royalties).
  • Dev kits next Summer.
Exciting times in the vaporware console industry. And LOL at it being able to do 2D better than the PS5.

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Re: Intellivision Amico

Post by melancholy » Tue Oct 23, 2018 10:07 pm

-Pitches console as a device for kids and families.
-Focuses on 2D development.
-Prices console at $180.

Do they realize a 12 year old today was born when the 360 and PS3 launched? My son would be interested in 2D games for all of 10 minutes before grabbing the iPad.

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Re: Intellivision Amico

Post by melancholy » Thu May 02, 2019 12:25 am

FUUUUUUUUU

I never watched the video all the way through, else I would have noticed Tommy Tallarico and David Perry on the list of creators. I would LOVE a new 2D EWJ game, but paying that much for a console where half the cost is probably in those terrible controllers will likely rule out the chances of me ever playing it.

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Post by Stormwatch » Tue Jun 11, 2019 4:13 pm

The logo is terrible. It's like each letter is a different font.
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Re: Intellivision Amico

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Redefining Entertainment with Family & Friends!

United... once again.

Releasing 10.10 2020

SIMPLE
- Easy Touchscreen, Disc & Motion Controls
- Effortless Menu Screen System
- Games Focused on All Skill Levels
- Karma™ Gaming Engine
- Interactive Lighting Guidance System

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- Under $200
- Games $2.99 - $9.99
- 2 Pack-In Controllers
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- No DLC, In-App Purchases, Loot Boxes or Ads!

FAMILY
- All Games Rated E for Everyone or E10+
- Encourages Co-Op Participation
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- No Violence, Bad Language
- Positive Reinforcement Parental Controls

ENTERTAINMENT
- Diverse and Unique Game Library
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- Connect up to 8 Mobile Devices With Free App
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Re: Intellivision Amico

Post by pixel » Tue Aug 20, 2019 2:42 am

The teaser trailer highlights two version of Asteroids? These will be at Dollar General for $50 by Christmas time.

They might have a chance at a $99 price point, but anything above that and everyone will scoff at a set of paddle controllers and some mobile-quality arcade titles.

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Post by Dr. Zoidberg » Thu May 28, 2020 12:09 pm

Koch Media has just secured exclusive distribution rights for the Intellivision Amico product portfolio

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Nuremberg – May 26, 2020 – Intellivision Entertainment Europe committed to Europe’s leading publishing partner for digital games, games merchandise and accessories for the introduction of the Intellivision Amico family entertainment system, launching October 10, 2020. Koch Media, founded in 1994 with its 1,300 employees at seventeen offices and branches in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, England, France, Italy, Spain, Poland, Australia, Scandinavia and the Benelux, will play a decisive role in the successful launch of the Intellivision Amico video game console and related products.

Koch Media has secured the exclusive retail and online sales rights for all of Europe, Australia, and New Zealand, and will bring the entire Amico product portfolio to the market. In addition to the five different versions of the Amico console – Graphite Black, Glacier White and limited editions Vintage Woodgrain, Galaxy Purple and GTO Red – and the corresponding individual controllers, there will be various game products, Amico Game Shop Cards, console and controller cases, lanyards and overlays.

“We are thrilled that we have been able to sign Koch Media, Europe’s leading distributor for the launch of Intellivision Amico. We cannot imagine a better partner,” says Hans Ippisch, President Europe of Intellivision and Managing Director of Intellivision Entertainment Europe GmbH.

“Dr. Klemens Kundratitz has been closely following our development since 2018 and presented a convincing concept to get the exclusive distribution rights from Europe, Australia and New Zealand.”

Dr. Klemens Kundratitz, CEO of Koch Media GmbH, adds:

“The Amico product range fits perfectly into our broad line-up and further strengthens our position in the family entertainment category. Our colleagues look forward to fully supporting this unique product offering in our local markets with our broad publishing experience, which extends to games as well as hardware and merchandise.”

Intellivision Amico is planned to release in Europe beginning in October. Exact pre-sale and launch dates for the different countries will be announced in the coming months. For more information, please visit www.IntellivisionAmico.com.

ABOUT INTELLIVISION ENTERTAINMENT

Over 40 years ago, the Intellivision home video game console pioneered the video game industry, establishing many industry firsts and capturing an unprecedented 20 percent market share at the time. Building upon its gaming legacy with support and expertise from industry veterans and superstars, Intellivision is back with the mission to bring people together by delivering simple, affordable, family-friendly entertainment. Intellivision will launch Amico, a unique video game system that’s redefining entertainment with family and friends. Amico will come with two easy-to-use color touchscreen controllers and is designed to be fun for all ages. With a broad variety of family-friendly games and a proprietary system that adapts gameplay for any skill level, players of all backgrounds can truly enjoy gaming together. More information can be found at www.IntellivisionAmico.com.

ABOUT KOCH MEDIA

Koch Media is a leading producer and marketer of digital entertainment products (games, films and software). The company’s own publishing activities, marketing and distribution extend across Europe, North America and Australia.

The Koch Media Group has over 25 years of experience in the games and digital entertainment industry and has positioned itself as the number 1 publishing partner in Europe. Strategic cooperations exist with numerous manufacturers of software and games: Bethesda, Capcom, Codemasters, Kaspersky Labs, Konami, Koei Tecmo, Sega, Square Enix, etc. Koch Media with headquarters in Hoefen, Austria has offices in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, England, France, Italy, Spain, USA, Australia, Poland, Czech Republic as well as branches for Scandinavia and Benelux. www.kochmedia.com



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Re: Intellivision Amico

Post by melancholy » Wed Jun 24, 2020 10:42 am

Just got an email today. Amico is now up for preorder at GameStop, including an exclusive purple color.

Galaxy Purple

$300 for purple version, $250 for the others. So much for that ‘under $200’ price point. What a waste.

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Re: Intellivision Amico

Post by pixel » Wed Jun 24, 2020 11:21 am

Three hundred dollars

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Re: Intellivision Amico

Post by Calavera » Wed Jun 24, 2020 4:14 pm

Dr. Zoidberg wrote:
Tue Aug 20, 2019 1:59 am
They say "200 million hardcore gamers yet over 3 billion play games" That is because almost everyone has a smartphone that is capable of playing those simple games. Mobile/Facebook games aren't really popular for their outstanding gameplay. Everyone has access to them and can play a quick game of UNO or whatever while waiting at the doctor's office or whatever. If all those games that 3 billion people play were not available on their phone but instead were on a console then that number would drop severely!

I'm not sure who the target audience for this thing is. Gamers won't be interested because of the simple casual games, and casual gamers who play on their phone won't be interested in buying a console. If they wanted a console they would have one. The price is pretty ridiculous too, $150-$170. Wayyy too much. If a family had no console and wanted to "bring fun to the living room" then just buy an old Wii for like $40 and there you go.

Idk, releasing a console like this nowadays seems pointless. This whole thing could have just been an app on your phone and would have most likely done better.
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Re: Intellivision Amico

Post by melancholy » Thu Jun 25, 2020 12:37 am

Let’s also address the timing of this release. They opted to release the same year as the PS5 and Xbox Series X. As if they didn’t have much of a chance before, they have chosen to compete with two of the biggest game console releases in the last 5 years. How the hell do they expect to compete with the hype surrounding those?
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. The price is pretty ridiculous too, $150-$170. Wayyy too much. If a family had no console and wanted to "bring fun to the living room" then just buy an old Wii for like $40 and there you go.
Did you not see my post for the GameStop preorders? It’s no longer $150. It’s $250.

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Post by pixel » Fri Jun 26, 2020 12:56 am

I keep searching for news articles about this thing, but no one has written anything since the Amico was announced. But if this news release is to be believed, they sold 10,000 VIP editions back in April. Those were $250 or $280 a piece. :dontknow"

The only article I can find is on some website known as GameTyrant.

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Re: Intellivision Amico

Post by Calavera » Sat Jun 27, 2020 8:44 am

melancholy wrote:
Thu Jun 25, 2020 12:37 am

Calavera wrote:
Wed Jun 24, 2020 4:14 pm
. The price is pretty ridiculous too, $150-$170. Wayyy too much. If a family had no console and wanted to "bring fun to the living room" then just buy an old Wii for like $40 and there you go.
Did you not see my post for the GameStop preorders? It’s no longer $150. It’s $250.
I missed that somehow. Wow $250-$300, who in their right mind would pay that much for a device like this!
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Re: Intellivision Amico

Post by Dr. Zoidberg » Fri Aug 07, 2020 1:15 am

The Amico has been delayed. It's now coming out April 15th, 2021.

Now watch a 1 hour video about the system and it's very mobile looking games.


Intellivision Amico™ Special Event from August 5, 2020 featuring all new gameplay footage, game and partnership reveals, announcements, Q&A, and more!

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