Atari will soon attempt to crowdfund the Ataribox, its first console in more than 20 years.

The company began teasing the console last month, and has now unveiled its design in a short blog post.

A note to investors issued at the end of last month indicated that the console will be crowdfunded in order to limit risk taking.

"Our objective is to create a new product that stays true to our heritage while appealing to both old and new fans of Atari," today's post reads.

The console's design harkens back to classic Atari consoles of old, with wood panelling, ribbed lines, and a raised back.

Ataribox design revealed, will be crowdfunded

It's not yet clear how powerful the Ataribox will be, although Atari said the machine's HDMI, USB, and SD ports "suggest modern internal specs".

"It also means that while we will be delivering classic gaming content, we will also be delivering current gaming content," the company said.

In an email to fans, Atari said its objective is "to create something new, that stays true to our heritage, while appealing to both old and new fans of Atari".

It seems very likely the Ataribox will be something along the lines of Nintendo's wildly successful NES Classic.

"We’re not teasing you intentionally," Atari added.

"We want to get this right, so we’ve opted to share things step by step as we bring Ataribox to life, and to listen closely to Atari community feedback as we do so."