trending / - - - - - - - - -

trending / playstation 4 - ni no kuni - halo - wii u - bungie interview - ces top picks - radeon hd 7850 - woods pga tour

Ouya to Release at Retailers in June for $99.99

/ Feb 5th, 2013 No Comments

Ouya
Ouya

Ouya

Ouya, the Android-based game console, will release in June at retailers including Amazon, Gamestop, Target and Best Buy, according to an interview conducted by the Wall Street Journal with Ouya CEO Julie Uhrman.

The extra small video game console will be launch this summer at a price of $99.99. A second controller will set gamers back $49.99. Pre-orders for the Android-powered game system are being accepted now at retail outlets. Units that are pre-ordered will begin shipping in April.

[adsense250itp]Ouya began as a Kickstarter campaign last year and went on to raise $8.59 million in funding. Supporters of the Kickstarter for Ouya are expected to receive their units in March. The crowd-funded project gained more than 68,000 backers through Kickstarter.

The mini-console connects directly to a television and runs Android games. The open-source system encourages developers to create games and peripherals based on the software. Development kits for Ouya were sent to developers at the end of last year.

Each console will come with one controller. The controller features traditional elements as well as a dedicated touchpad for touch controls. The controller for the next PlayStation is rumored to have similar features. Ouya is expected to ship more additional controllers than the company will ship consoles.

Several high-profile games developers and app makers have committed to Ouya. Square Enix will release Final Fantasy 3 as a launch title. Robert Bowling, who helped develop the Call of Duty, and his new studio will debut Human Element on the Android console. VEVO and iHeartRadio are some of the apps expected to be available at or near the system’s launch.

Every game on Ouya is expected to be free-to-play. However, many of the free games will merely be demo versions of the latest hit titles. Many other free-to-play games on the console are expected to use in-game transactions to earn funding.

Ryan Bloom

Ryan Bloom

Chief Editor at Gaming Illustrated
Ryan Bloom is a writer and avid gamer from Orange County. He received a B.A. in Communications with a minor in American Studies from California State University, Fullerton in 2010. Follow him on Twitter @BloomsTweets.
Ryan Bloom
Ryan Bloom

Latest posts by Ryan Bloom (see all)

tags: , , , ,

Related Posts

Headlander

New Releases: Week of 7/24

Jul 24th, 2016No Comments

Rise of the Tomb Raider PS4 Release Date

Rise of the Tomb Raider PS4 Release Date Announced

Jul 19th, 2016No Comments

The King of Fighters XIV

The King of Fighters XIV Demo Out Tomorrow

Jul 18th, 2016No Comments

I Am Setsuna

New Releases: Week of 7/17

Jul 17th, 2016No Comments

Top Articles

New Releases: Week of 7/24 Jul 24th, 2016 at 10:00

Rise of the Tomb Raider PS4 Release Date Announced Jul 19th, 2016 at 5:06

The King of Fighters XIV Demo Out Tomorrow Jul 18th, 2016 at 8:30

New Releases: Week of 7/17 Jul 17th, 2016 at 9:00

Nintendo Introducing NES Classic this November Jul 15th, 2016 at 7:43

RBI Baseball 16 All-Star Giveaway Jul 12th, 2016 at 9:14

New Releases: Week of 7/10 Jul 10th, 2016 at 9:00

How to Play Pokémon Go Jul 8th, 2016 at 9:00

New Releases: Week of 7/3 Jul 3rd, 2016 at 9:00

Terraria Physical Edition Released On Wii U Jun 30th, 2016 at 7:00