SNK Neo Geo X Retro Handheld Confirmed And Set For Release Soon

SNK-Neo-Geo-X-Retro-Handheld-Confirmed-And-Set-For-Release-SoonAfter a good few months of speculation, reports have finally confirmed that the much rumoured Neo Geo handheld is in fact materialising. The Neo Geo X portable is due for release in the second quarter of 2012, set to come pre-loaded with 20 classic SNK games.

Apparently dreams do come true! SNK’s handheld originally seemed too good to be true and the accompanying images sure didn’t do the rumours any justice. UK distributor Blaze who are more commonly known for their supply of modern Mega Drives are set to bring SNK’s handheld to the market soon.

The 20 games already loaded onto the device include all the classics such as Metal Slug, King of Fighters ‘94 and Fatal Fury, however, we’re hopefully that the on-board SD card functionality will allow the complete Neo Geo ROM set to be loaded with ease.

Whilst no price nor firm release date has been set, we’re very much looking forward to the handheld’s arrival. After all, who could turn down the chance to have up to 330 megabits of power in their pocket?

Source: MCV


 

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+1 (Link to this comment) Nintastic 2012-03-15 18:27
How's a cartridge going to fit in that ?! :D
(Link to this comment) ewjim 2012-03-15 19:55
is it a UK release?
(Link to this comment) MRCL 2012-03-15 20:09
I hope its available here, too. Otherwise, I guess I'll have to import.
(Link to this comment) Revolg 2012-03-15 22:41
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MCV understands the console will be released in limited edition form and could be priced up to £500.


ouch.
+1 (Link to this comment) Cauterize 2012-03-16 08:06
Quoting Revolg:
Quote:
MCV understands the console will be released in limited edition form and could be priced up to £500.


ouch.

I don't believe this will be the case. Given that the PSP can emulate the Neo Geo just fine, why would a step up- the PS Vita- cost considerably less than this retro emulation handheld?

Only time will tell I guess, but that bottom line is that this is far from £500 worth of technology and everyone knows it!
(Link to this comment) k1ngarth3r 2012-03-16 06:06
UK Release = Yes
£500 Price tag = Hardcore Neo Geo fans will buy (Considering they pay that for one game!) but it's definatly not for me (isn't this limited to a certain number?)
+1 (Link to this comment) PageVGP 2012-03-16 09:55
Tongue firmly in cheek for this one. The £500 price tag thats being batted about is either lunacy or suicide. Its a very interesting console, personally I havent played with a Neo Geo, my hands firmly gripped onto my beloved Atari so Im a little unsure of what all the fuss is about.
(Link to this comment) Speedle 2012-03-16 16:43
The £500 price tag has to be someone getting a bit carried away surely! You'd have to be stupid to waste that sort of money! You could by a PSP and mod it to play Neo Geo (as well as everything else) for £50

Knowing Blaze it will be emulation rather than proper hardware driving the device and we all know how good Blaze products can be.... :-?
(Link to this comment) MegaDrive20XX 2012-03-18 03:52
This is priceless. :lol:
(Link to this comment) Lonewolf 2012-03-21 19:01
£500 :-? id swap my ex mother in law for one no probs.
(Link to this comment) nicostallion 2012-03-29 14:43
I don't believe these prices that are being thrown around. I will pay a maximum of a £100.
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