Now here’s a surprise for you… A brand-spanking new handheld gaming system has been unveiled by none other than Panasonic of all people.
Named ‘The Jungle’, the difference with this new little wonder, is that it’s been specifically designed for online gaming and especially MMO’s in particular including a new MMO called Battlestar Galactica Online… All in glorious hi-def no less. Little else has been made known about The Jungle Portable as far as particular details are concerned, but what we ‘think’ we know at the moment is that it’s said that the gaming system will run the Linux OS.
According to Engadget, the Jungle will also apparently sport a mini HDMI port, a micro USB port, and a 3.5mm headphone jack to boot along with what looks like dual touch-sensitive D-pads and shoulder buttons. This all seems to resemble the old Nintendo Game Boy Advance handheld form factor.
An off-shoot of Panasonic called Panasonic Cloud Entertainment already have a website up called welcometo.thejungle.com with a few ‘teaser’ vids currently on show. We’ve included one such video below for you viewing.
Other information on Panasonic’s 15 year sabbatical from handheld gaming since the demise of their 3DO is pretty scarce right no, but rest assured we’ll keep digging and let you know what we find.