Commodore 64: The Next Gaming Classic To get a Retro Makeover

The Commodore 64 is making a return. Koch Media, the German media company that as well owns the Deep Silver publishing brand, announced that it is making a small version of the classic PC gaming machine. The Commodore 64 Mini will be coming out sometime early in 2108 & will retail for $80

This is taking a page out of Nintendo’s playbook. In 2016, the NES Classic Edition was a massive hit that was practically impossible to find on store shelves. The SNES Classic Edition launches today. Preorders for it sold out almost instantly. The original Commodore 64 came out in 1982. It was one of the first major home PCs. It was a pioneer in the early days of the computer gaming market - back before anyone really called it that.

The Commodore 64 Mini is 50% smaller than the original. It’ll come with 64 classic games built into the system,as well as California Games, Speedball 2: Brutal Deluxe, Paradroid, & Impossible Mission. You can see a partial list here. It also comes with a joystick & an HDMI cable. Using HDMI, the Commodore 64 Mini can connect to any modern television.

The Commodore 64 Mini has 2 USB ports, so you can plug your own keyboard or a second joystick for 2-player gaming.

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