Atari® and New Wave Toys™ Announce Upcoming release of Tempest® for its Replicade Amusements™ Product Line
February 1, 2018
New Wave Toys, LLC, designer and manufacturer of premium retro electronics and collectibles, set to release replica classic Atari® arcade videogame Tempest® in miniaturized, 1/6 scale cabinets
LOS ANGELES, CA – February 1 , 2018 – New Wave Toys, creator of premium collectibles for the videogame and pop culture enthusiast, announced today the upcoming release of the company’s second miniature arcade cabinet for its Replicade Amusements™ product line. Under its partnership with Atari®, New Wave will be releasing the 1980s arcade classic Tempest®, reproduced in 1/6 scale.
The Replicade X Tempest will feature the original arcade ROM housed in an authentically recreated wood and metal cabinet complete with Tempest’s iconic control system. The cabinet will also feature the game’s arcade artwork recreated in brilliant, high-resolution detail as taken directly from Atari’s in-house collection of original artwork.
Replicade is a collection of fully-playable, original arcade videogames housed inside 12” tall wooden cabinets that faithfully recreate the arcade experience in miniature sizes. Each cabinet features a blend of traditional design and materials infused with modern technology:
- 3.5” LCD screen in vertical orientation (4:3 aspect ratio)
- Lithium ion rechargeable battery
- LED back lighting
- Replicade high-performance chipset for smooth, lag-free gameplay
“In our first campaign, we introduced arcade fans to our 1/6 scale Replicade machines and the response was phenomenal,” said New Wave Toys founder, Shilo Prychak. “Now, with our Tempest campaign, we are building on our promise to recreate an authentic arcade experience for your home.”
Replicade mini arcade machines will be produced in limited quantities to further encourage the collectability of these beautiful pieces of arcade art.
“We are thrilled to be collaborating again with New Wave Toys to add Tempest to the RepliCade line,” said Fred Chesnais, Chief Executive Officer, Atari. “It’s gratifying to see the passion and attention to detail these guys bring to our classic arcade games.”
New Wave Toys also announced that it will be conducting a Kickstarter campaign to support the production of the Replicade X Tempest cabinets and enable pre-orders starting at the Early Bird pricing of $90. The campaign is now live at https://www.kickstarter.com/
projects/529306246/replicade- mini-tempest-arcade-machine- replica-12-t?ref=286ook.
Regularly priced units will be available for $160 directly from New Wave’s Amazon page after the conclusion of the crowdfunding campaign. Quantities allowing, Replicade units will also be available at select retailers worldwide beginning in mid-2018.
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