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NeoGeo X Handheld Confirmed For Later This Year

How much will you pay for a 90s arcade cabinet in your hands?

A little over a month ago, we reported that an SNK NeoGeo portable handheld system was being produced, and today more details have been released on the retro-inspired product. Reports are coming in that Blaze, a "retro console and accessory specialist," has made a deal with SNK Playmore and distributor Tommo to bring the handheld console to store shelves.

Now called the NeoGeo X, it will come with 20 pre-loaded games, an SD card slot, a 3.5" LCD screen, A/V output, stereo speakers, and a headphone socket. The list of included titles has been revised and is available below.

  • Art of Fighting
  • Baseball Stars
  • Cyber Lip
  • Fatal Fury
  • Fatal Fury Special
  • Football Frenzy
  • King of the Monsters
  • Last Resort
  • League Bowling
  • Magician Lord
  • Metal Slug
  • Mutation Nation
  • Nam 1975
  • Samurai Shodown
  • Sengoku
  • Super Sidekicks
  • The King of Fighters ‘94
  • The Ultimate 11
  • Top Players Golf
  • World Heroes

The handheld is said to be a limited edition product, driving up the price. It's speculated to cost as much as £500 ($783 USD). The NeoGeo X is set to go on sale in the second quarter of 2012.

Press Release


PRESS RELEASE
FOR IMMEDIATE DISTRIBUTION

NEOGEO Handheld Games Console Officially Announced

Tommo Inc and BLAZE set to release Limited Edition NEOGEO Handheld for Worldwide sale Q2 2O12

Los Angeles

The "NEOGEO X" will be released in Q2 2012 following the 20th anniversary of the ground breaking NEOGEO AES console. This Limited Edition handheld console will feature 20 officially licensed NEOGEO games including retro classics such METALSLUG, THE KING OF FIGHTERS and FATAL FURY.

Along with these 20 built in NEOGEO classic titles, the NEOGEO X will also feature, SD card expansion, a 3.5" LCD screen, A/V output, internal stereo speakers and a headphone socket.

The full game list is as follows:

1. ART OF FIGHTING
2. BASEBALL STARS
3. CYBER LIP
4. FATAL FURY
5. FATAL FURY SPECIAL
6. FOOTBALL FRENZY
7. KING OF THE MONSTERS
8. LAST RESORT
9. LEAGUE BOWLING
10. MAGICIAN LORD
11. METAL SLUG
12. MUTATION NATION
13. NAM 1975
14. SAMURAI SHODOWN
15. SENGOKU
16. SUPER SIDEKICKS
17. THE KING OF FIGHTERS'94
18. THE ULTIMATE 11
19. TOP PLAYERS GOLF
20. WORLD HEROES


Jonathan Wan of Tommo commented
"I am very proud to be working with SNK PLAYMORE, as NEOGEO is a strong brand with an excellent gaming pedigree"

Jason Cooper of BLAZE commented
"The NEOGEO console has always been a personal favorite of mine and I am delighted to be involved with the development of this new handheld console. We hope to re-ignite the excitement many of us felt twenty one years ago, in a more affordable manner, to a much wider audience."


The Limited Edition NEOGEO X will be distributed by Tommo Inc in the United States and retro gaming specialists BLAZE throughout Europe, Middle East and Australia. A distributor for Japan and the Far East will be confirmed shortly.

To register your interest go to www.neogeox.com


 

Comments

Mongoose

03/16/2012 at 01:25 AM

"In US dollars, that translates to $783."

that's 3.something Vitas, almost 5 3DS's... Baseless speculation is baseless.

Needs moar Shock Troopers....

Esteban Cuevas Staff Alumnus

03/16/2012 at 06:29 AM

Shock Troopers FTW!

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