Neo Geo Brand to Make a Comeback this December

on August 13, 2012 8:44 AM

The SNK-developed Neo Geo brand has been extinct for quite some time now; the last console was discontinued in the late 90’s in addition to their handhelds, which ceased production a couple of years later. SNK is poised to bring the brand back however; with the launch of a new handheld portable gaming system entitled the Neo Geo X Gold Entertainment System.

The handheld will have a, “4.3″ LCD display, an expandable game card slot, internal stereo speakers, and a 3.5mm headphone jack for a personal gaming experience you can take anywhere.” Additionally, gamers will also be able to connect Neo Geo X stations as well as the system itself to a television via HDMI or A/V outputs. The system will also come pre-loaded with the following games:

3 COUNT BOUT

LEAGUE BOWLING

ART OF FIGHTING II

MAGICIAN LORD

ALPHA MISSION II

METAL SLUG

BASEBALL STARS II

MUTATION NATION

CYBER LIP

NAM 1975

FATAL FURY

PUZZLED

FATAL FURY SPECIAL

REAL BOUT – FATAL FURY SPECIAL

THE KING OF FIGHTERS ’95

SAMURAI SHODOWN II

KING OF THE MONSTERS

SUPER SIDEKICKS

LAST RESORT

WORLD HEROES PERFECT

 

Finally, the price. The Neo Geo X Gold Entertainment System will retail for $200 american dollars. That’s more than the current prices of both the Nintendo 3DS and Sony PSP, and just under the prices of the PS Vita, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360. Much like its predecessor, the Neo Geo, this new handheld device is severely overpriced – how apropos – given its technology and capabilities.

A worldwide release date of December 6th, 2012 has been set, though no specific retailers were named.

Join the Discussion

 [ 1 ]