SNK announced today the Neo Geo mini, which the publisher teased a few days ago to celebrate its 40th anniversary.
The Neo Geo mini includes forty masterpieces from the Neo Geo era. It’s shaped like a nostalgic arcade machine, and it comes with a 3.5-inch liquid crystal display of its own. This means that you can enjoy the games without the need to connect it to a TV or a monitor.
That being said, the little machine that can does come with one HDMI port and two external controller ports to play it on your TV and with two players. It even includes a headphone jack.
Its compact size lets you carry it around and it comes in two different colors. The red, white, and blue version (reproducing the color schemes of Neo Geo arcade cabinets in the nineties) is for Japan, while the one for North America, Europe, and other regions is blue, white and black.
Dimensions are 135 mm × 108 mm x 162 mm, and it weighs about 600 grams.
At the moment, this is all the press release mentioned. More details about the games and release timing will be announced at a future timeframe. You can check the first images of both versions below, alongside a comparison with the classic arcade cabinets.
The pictures show Metal Slug, Metal Slug II, Real Bout Fatal Fury, Real Bout Fatal Fury 2: The Newcomers, The King of Fighters ’97, The King of Fighters ’98, Samurai Shodown II, and Samurai Shodown V Special. While it has not been officially confirmed, they’re likely to be part of the lineup.
This isn’t the only 40th-anniversary celebratory product SNK is releasing, as we’re also getting the 40th Anniversary Collection for Nintendo Switch.