The Intellivision Friend, a remake of the classic console from the 1980s, was delayed for the third time since its announcement. Now, we will have to wait until the end of 2021.
As reported by VGC, Intellivision Amico estaba originally scheduled to be released in October 2020, but the COVID-19 pandemic caused its first delay until April 2021. Subsequently, there was another delay until autumn 2021. This last delay has been announced in an email that has reached the users who had made the reservation of the system. In that email, Intellivision announced that the international component supply and various logistical challenges have led the company to make this decision.
“The Intellivision team has been working tirelessly to bring Amico, our family-focused entertainment system, to homes around the world. “wrote Intellivision. “We have become a solid and stable company from more than 60 passionate team members spanning three continents, representing some of the best talent in the industry. We are all very excited to share Amico with you.”.
“We originally planned to launch Amico in Fall 2020, but we had to adapt amid the global pandemic which interrupted our production. Despite our best efforts, we are now faced with unprecedented new international component supply and logistics challenges out of our control. We apologize that we are forced to push back the desired release date once again. “the statement continued.
Later, the company assured its fans that it is “focused and determined to deliver reserved units by the end of the year. “. Also, this delay “will allow us more time to optimize our operating system for future game development. “.
To help make this news a little more bearable, Intellivision has promised that those who have already reserved the console will receive “a very special thank you gift by email next week. “ as an apology.
MRT Middle East tuvo la chance to get down to business with Intellivision Amico Y speak to the CEO, Tommy Tallarico, on the console that is based on four pillars known as SAFE That is, simple, affordable, family friendly and entertaining.
When it was first announced, it was revealed that it would hit the market with a price between $ 150 and $ 180as well as that all their games would be rated E (for everyone) or E10 +. Also, we know that all games will be downloadable and will cost between $ 3 and $ 8, no expensive DLC or in-game purchases.