Coleco Chameleon looks to put cartridges back into consoles

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Today in “didn’t see that one coming” news, one-time gaming giant Coleco has announced plans to release a new cartridge-based console. Let me check my calendar. Hmm, nope… not April 1st.

Coming from Retro Video Game Systems, the Coleco Chameleon will reportedly play existing 8bit, 16bit, and 32bit games according to a report on Gizmodo/Toyland with new games to be released for the system on cartridges as well.

The promise of backwards compatibility with old titles would suggest there’s some emulation at play inside the console… which, by the way, reuses the casing from Atarai’s failed 1990’s Jaguar console. The Coleco Chameleon is expected to be available next year, and the console will be showcased at Toy Fair 2016 in New York.

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Chris Patrick (Random Items) is a fan of all things vintage and retro, with a particular fondness for 1980s robots, classic video games, and anything that blends those two things.

Chris joined the Allspark community in 2002 and has been a member of the News and Content team since 2014.
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