COLECO announces the COLECO Chameleon gaming system, calling themselves a
"video-game industry pioneer," though that's a more accurate description of the
company that went out of business in 1988, rather than the company that reformed
around the name in 2005. They say this will "accurately play compilations of
favorite games from the past" and "also has the ability play brand-new games in
the 8-, 16- and 32-bit styles." There's not yet anything about this on the
. but say the unit will
debut at the February New York City Toy Fair and will be released next year.
COLECO Chameleon is a versatile video-game system that
serves as a modern day take on the classic game console and will accurately play
compilations of favorite games from the past. The COLECO Chameleon also has the
ability play brand-new games in the 8-, 16- and 32-bit styles, a growing and
popular genre in today’s gaming landscape.
Chris Cardillo, a partner in COLECO said, "Mark [Thomann] and I are excited to
work hand-in-hand with Retro Video Game Systems, Inc. in the launch of the
COLECO Chameleon. It's ironic that a new ‘retro’ video-game system would
actually revolutionize and revitalize the COLECO brand."
And, for the first time in nearly 20 years, the COLECO Chameleon will once again
play brand new games on long-lasting, durable cartridges that can be played,
traded, and collected for a lifetime. And all game cartridges will include high
quality, plastic clamshell cases with illustrated instruction manuals and game
developer liner notes.