Playdate handheld console pre-orders available in July


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)

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