Panasonic's new portable online games machine, The Jungle, is out of the bag and now 100% official. What's the company line on the handheld designed exclusively for online gaming and MMORPGs?


The Jungle's official web site calls it a "new mobile device concept designed specifically for online gamers," a "mean little machine features a kick ass display, touch pad, keyboard, and other gaming controls," they claim.


What's it for? Well, The Jungle will someday be able to play a mix of "content" and "experiences." In real world speak, that means The Jungle will at least be compatible with the browser-based MMO from SyFy and BigPoint, Battlestar Galactica Online. The new platform's web site also makes a couple references to free-to-play browser game RuneScape as well, so don't be surprised if Jagex's fantasy MMORPG announced at some point.

The Jungle's creators say they're "working with leading online game developers to create some exciting new content." Sure sounds like The Jungle will be able to play many browser-based MMOs and may have the ability to serve as your on-the-go Farmville player, but probably isn't up to the task of running World of Warcraft remotely.

The platform holder is also working with video game web site on a "hilarious" new show call Online Underground, which looks to feature the platform's cartoon mascots delivering "news and information in the world of online gaming."


No date has been specified for The Jungle.

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