Sinclair ZX Spectrum to be re-released in 2012

Were getting all hot under our geeky collars here at RGC at the prospect of a re-released ZX Spectrum for its 30th anniversary next year. Details are sketchy at the moment but we have it on good authority that the UK game developer Elite Systems, who recently re-released some of their original titles for Apple iOS are behind it. Elite were responsible for some of the biggest arcade ports to be released on Sinclairs home computer back in the 80’s.

As far as we are aware, it will consist of a bluetooth keyboard taking the form of a ZX Spectrum (rubber keys?) which will run some form of emulation and will be able to connect to Apples iPhone and iPad – aiming the machine not only at nostalgic geeks who used it the first time round, but also a new generation of gamers that mainly use their mobile devices for their gaming.

We hope that this will be all it could be and will play all Spectrum games ROMS and not just Elite’s own offerings but maybe we are just hoping for too much.

Watch this space for developments as we hear about them…

Author: Ant Harper

Father, Husband, website developer, avid gamer since the mid-70s and collector of just about anything video game related. 8-Bit microcomputer and Sinclair specialist with a huge Sinclair related collection of his own. Blogs about retro gaming here but occasionally elsewhere when people ask. Bored of Mario and never much liked Zelda. Performs quirkafleegs for cold hard cash. Often found destroying ice crowns in the Lands of Midnight. Remembers: Lunar Lander. Plays: Steel Battalion, Gears of War

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  1. An apology for posting this article on The Old Computer dot com Has been made there. I apologize for the plagiarism. Had I known the source of the article I would have given the author the credit he so richly deserves for this. Again, I am sincerely sorry.

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