The innovative PlayDate hand-cranked portable console, despite the great hype it had generated, had disappeared from radar in these useful times. The producers had announced the opening of pre-orders for the month of June but this date has slipped and finally now the news arrives that these will soon be available again.
The tiny handheld game system includes the entire first season of games with 24 original Playdate titles, delivered weekly, at no additional cost. Also included in the package is a nice USB-C to USB-A cable, obviously also in a cheerful yellow color.
In addition to the device, you can also pre-order two new interesting accessories: Playdate Cover and Playdate Stereo Dock.
The first is a nice and clean design case in bright purple that magnetically attaches to the screws of the Playdate.
The second is a wonderful accessory to show off on your desk. A dock where you can hook the Playdate with Bluetooth stereo speaker with holes in the upper part that act as a pen holder. Also included is an original pen with the product branding. I leave it to you to guess the color.
The distribution date is still unknown, the first stock of 20,000 pieces will be shipped by the end of the year while more stocks will have to wait until 2022.