Playdate, the quirky new handheld with a black-and-white display screen and a crank on its facet created by Panic and co-designed with Teenage Engineering, can be out there for preorder beginning Thursday, July twenty ninth at 1PM ET / 10AM PT. Youâ€™ll have the ability to safe a unit by means of the positioning play.date for $179. Itâ€™ll begin delivery later this 12 months in choose international locations, although the corporate nonetheless doesnâ€™t have a concrete launch date for the moveable machine. You too can preorder the Playdate Cowl accent that may defend the machine for $29. In case you preorder, youâ€™ll be charged instantly, however Panic says you’ll be able to cancel at any time for a full refund.
Panic co-founder Cabel Sasser shared final month in a video replace that â€śthe earlier you order, the earlier youâ€™ll get one, however weâ€™re not going to shut the door on you.â€ť So, even when youâ€™re a bit late to ordering, a minimum of you gainedâ€™t need to panic to get Panicâ€™s Playdate. In accordance with Panic, the primary 20,000 or so items will ship towards the tip of 2021, and orders after that can ship in 2022.
In case youâ€™re not aware of this irresistibly cute handheld, it was introduced in Might 2019, and we simply put up some in-depth impressions of the console and some of its video games. Itâ€™ll get new, unique video games in waves referred to as â€śseasons,â€ť kind of like a TV present. For the primary season, youâ€™ll get two video games each two weeks over a 12-week interval. Panic is being cagey about sport particulars (it hasnâ€™t introduced three of the 24 complete video games), however yow will discover some thumbnails under to considerably get a way of whatâ€™s coming.