Atari Confirms Development of New iOS Controller

In an effort to build on the popularity of the iCade gaming cabinet, Atari is set to introduce a new joystick controller for the iPad. The renowned gaming brand has recently updated its Greatest Hits iOS app to accommodate the yet-to-be-released Atari Arcade Duo Powered joystick.

This upcoming gaming accessory includes a slot for the iPad, a joystick, and multiple buttons for playing Atari’s classic arcade games. Like the iCade, it is expected to connect via Bluetooth and should support both landscape and portrait modes.

The release date and price of the game controller have not been disclosed yet.

Update: The product page on Discovery Bay Games is now live, and according to DVICE, the accessory will hit the market on October 2, retailing at $60.


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