Fans of cartridge-based gaming will no doubt be excited to hear that Coleco has announced the Coleco Chameleon, a new cartridge-based console from the creators of the ColecoVision, which was released in 1982. The last major console to use cartridges only was the Nintendo 64, which was released in 1996.
The Coleco Chameleon will live up to its name, as it will play 20th-century 8-bit, 16-bit, and 32-bit titles. “It’s ironic that a new ‘retro’ video-game system would actually revolutionize and revitalize the Coleco brand,” said Coleco partner Chris Cardillo, in a press release. The project’s a collaboration between Coleco and a company called Retro Video Game Systems.
The console will release sometime in 2016. Few details have been released so far.