After a heck of a lot of noise on the retro-scene, today Retro Computers Ltd. (RCL) finally announced to the retrogaming universe the launch date for the Sinclair ZX Spectrum Vega+. This handheld device designed by Rick Dickinson and with over 1000 games neatly tucked inside of it will appear on October 20th, with plans to get more into online stores for Christmas 2016.
Retro Computers Limited raised £366,655 on Indiegogo, smashing their wanted total and reaching 367% of their campaign target, in just over a month, thus becoming one of the most successful Indiegogo Campaigns of all time.
Sinclair ZX Spectrum Vega+ will be presented at a launch event for selected backers, supporters and members of the media at SMS Electronics in Beeston, Nottinghamshire. Back in April we told you of the news that SMS are the manufacturers behind the ZX Vega+, as they were also for the original ZX Vega.
Check out the video here to see the screen in action showing the menu of games on offer
Dr David Levy, Chairman of Retro Computers Ltd, said: “For the past five months our company’s new management team has spared no effort to bring the Vega+ into production under very difficult circumstances, and to secure Vega+ a sales and marketing agreement with a substantial company in the consumer electronics field. We are very confident that with the manufacturing strengths of SMS and the worldwide reach of our new sales and marketing partners, the Vega+ will be a huge and long-lived success.”
If you still want to pledge and grab yourself a classic black ZX Vega+ the Indiegogo campaign is in the InDemand Phase. However the limited edition versions that came in red, white or blue are no longer available.