Playdate handheld console pre-orders will be available in July, Panic has announced.
The announcement was made as part of a Playdate Update which also featured a new Playdate Stereo Dock.
The dock operates as a Bluetooth speaker and a charging stand, which also includes a pen holder. The Playdate-yellow comes with a pen to be held by the dock for those who don’t have a pen of their own.
Also announced was a Playdate Cover, a purple protective case for the unit. The Playdate will cost $179 USD, while a console and cover bundle will cost $199 USD. Individual covers cost $29 USD, so it’s best to go for the bundle for those who want one.
Panic has confirmed 21 games available at launch, as follows:
- Crankin’s Time Travel Adventure: Developed by uvula (Keita Takahashi, Ryan Mohler), Matthew Grimm and Shaun Inman
- Battleship Godios: Developed by TPM.CO Soft Works
- Boogie Loops: Developed by May-Li Khoe and Andy Matuschak
- Casual Birder: Developed by Diego Garcia; Music and Sound by Max Coburn
- DemonQuest 85: Developed by Alex Ashby, Lawrence Bishop, Duncan Fyfe, Belinda Leung and Jared Emerson-Johnson
- Echoic Memory: Developed by Samantha Kalman, Everest Pipkin, Carol Mertz and Rachelle Viola
- Executive Golf DX: Developed by davemakes
- Flipper Lifter: Developed by Serenity Forge
- Forrest Byrnes: Up in Smoke: Developed by Nels Anderson, Christina “castpixel” Neofotistou
- Hyper Meteor: Developed by Vertex Pop (Mobeen Fikree, Robby Duguay and h heron)
- Lost Your Marbles: Developed by Sweet Baby Inc & Friends
- Omaze: Developed by Gregory Kogos
- Pick Pack Pup: Developed by Nic Magnier, Arthur Hamer. Music by Logan Gabriel
- Questy Chess: Developed by Dadako
- Ratcheteer: Developed by Shaun Inman, Matthew Grimm and Charlie Davis
- Sasquatchers: Developed by Chuck Jordan. Music and Sound by Jared Emerson-Johnson
- Snak: Developed by Zach Gage. Art by Neven Mrgan
- Spellcorked!: Developed by Jada Gibbs, Nick Splendorr, Ryan Splendorr and Tony Ghostbrite. Music by A Shell in the Pit (Em Halberstadt)
- Zipper: Developed by Bennett Foddy
- Saturday Edition: Developed by Chris Makris. Music by A Shell in the Pit (Gord McGladdery, Alfonson Salinas)
- Whitewater Wipeout: Developed by Chuhai Labs (Giles Goddard, Mark Lentz, Peter Traylor, Hero Liao, Remy Thor, Charlie March, Kensaku Nakata, Zach Aikman, Mihoko Terao)
Head here for more about Playdate.