Playdate is the upcoming handheld game console with free games, single crank-everything you need to know


Playdate is the upcoming handheld game console from Panic in the United States. It will start accepting pre-orders in July and may start shipping later this year. The device will offer two new games every week in the first season, but you won’t know what you will get until the games arrive. Panic originally planned to play one game a week, but recently announced that they decided to double the number, so the first season will have 24 different games in 12 weeks instead of 12 games. 

Panic also released some other announcements about the first season of Playdate. The famous Mac and iOS software company Panic has priced the retro-style Playdate with a crank and a black and white display without a backlight. US$179 (approximately Rs 13,060). It will provide a complete lineup of games for the first season for free. Panic initially announced in 2019 that the console will debut next year. 

But the COVID-19 pandemic has derailed the company’s plans. Due to local lockdown measures, the factory where the first Playdate devices were built was closed. In October last year, Panic announced a rescheduled timetable, stating that orders may begin in 2021. In the video, Panic announced a cute gaming stereo charging accessory device, which makes it look like an old TV. 


— Lucas Pope (@dukope) June 8, 2021

The price of the terminal has not yet been announced. He also announced the names of 21 of the 24 games that will appear in the first season. When the device is connected to a Wi-Fi network, the game will be downloaded automatically every week. 

These games are unique to Playdate, and many of them are developed by well-known developers such as Lucas Pope. , The return of Please and Obra Dinn also briefly appeared in Panic’s recent video message.

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