Zodiac Handheld Makes Retail Debut

Tapwave’s Zodiac console, a new handheld gaming system/PDA introduced at this year’s Game Developers Conference and Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), today makes its way to store shelves. The unit, its accessories and games began their retail rollout at J&R Music World, a large consumer electronics and entertainment store in lower Manhattan. The products are scheduled to arrive at Comp USA locations later this month.

Games now available for the Tapwave Zodiac include Activision’s Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 4 and Midway’s SpyHunter. The company is also offering two game packs–Z:Pak: Adventure, which will include Galactic Realms and Legacy; and Z:Pak: Fun featuring Paintball, MegaBowling and Kickoo’s Breakout. In a few weeks, id Software’s DOOM II and 3D Realms/MachineWorks Northwest’s Duke Nukem Mobile will also be available for purchase.