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Pre-Orders For The Playdate Console Will Open Up Next Week

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Playdate, the crank-wielding handheld console from Panic (publisher of Firewatch and Untitled Goose Game), will be available to pre-order as of July 30, 3am AEST the device’s manufacturer has announced.

Priced at US$179 (approx A$243), the Playdate will come with 24 original games, delivered weekly at no additional charge and a charging cable. Full payment is required upfront, however pre-orders can be cancelled anytime for a full refund.  Australia is one of the sixteen countries that the Playdate will initially ship to.

With a limit of two units per person, Panic says that “pre-orders will not sell out,” and that the first batch of 20,000 Playdates is expected to ship late in 2021, with additional orders to ship in 2022. Furthermore, the company says that production in 2022 will be based on demand for the device. The Playdate cover will also be available, but the wireless speaker dock will launch at a later date.

For more info on the Playdate, check out the video below:

Who else is keen to their mitts on a Playdate? Let us know in the comments or on social media.

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Despite a childhood playing survival horrors, point and clicks and beat ’em ups, these days Zach tries to convince people that Homefront: The Revolution is a good game while pining for a sequel to The Order: 1886 and a live-action Treasure Planet film. Carlton, Burnley FC & SJ Sharks fan. Get around him on Twitter @tightinthejorts

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