Upcoming SNK Neo Geo X Handheld Due For Release This December

Upcoming-Neo-Geo-X-Handheld-Due-For-Release-This-DecemberRemember the promising handheld Neo Geo? According to what appears to be a leaked press release the console is due to hit the shelves this December. The most notable part of this press release, however, is that it is going to be much cheaper than the initial rumoured £500 price tag. So get geared up for some portable Metal Slug action!

The press release comes from Retro Gaming Round Up who have supposedly been in touch with the Neo Geo X's representative. The actual press release is due to be published tomorrow, however, it can be seen in its entirety right now.

SNK's Neo Geo X handheld is set to be released on December 6 worldwide for $199. It will come bundled with 20 Neo Geo classics, an expandable game card slot (hopefully ready to accept Neo Geo ROM files) and even a HDMI out for TV out action.

SNK PLAYMORE, today confirmed that the NEOGEO X GOLD entertainment system is scheduled for a worldwide release this December. Following the 20th anniversary of the ground breaking NEOGEO AES console, the NEOGEO X GOLD entertainment system provides players with all of the features of a home arcade and the convenience of a handheld gaming device. The NEOGEO X GOLD entertainment system is set for a worldwide release on December 6, 2012 for a suggested retail price of $199.99 (USD). 

The NEOGEO X GOLD entertainment system comes complete with the NEOGEO X Station, the NEOGEO X Handheld with 20 pre-loaded NEOGEO classic titles, and the NEOGEO X Joystick. In addition to coming pre-loaded with 20 NEOGEO classic titles, the NEOGEO X Handheld device features a crisp 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. The NEOGEO X Handheld device works with the NEOGEO X Joystick and NEOGEO X Station to charge the handheld device and transfer the action directly to a television set or monitor, via HDMI or A/V out, for a true arcade experience right at home.  

The full list of NEOGEO X Handheld pre-installed games is as follows:

  1. 3 COUNT BOUT
  2. ALPHA MISSION II
  3. ART OF FIGHTING
  4. BASEBALL STARS II
  5. CYBER LIP
  6. FATAL FURY
  7. FATAL FURY SPECIAL
  8. REAL BOUT - FATAL FURY SPECIAL
  9. THE KING OF FIGHTERS '95
  10. KING OF THE MONSTERS
  11. LAST RESORT
  12. LEAGUE BOWLING II
  13. MAGICIAN LORD
  14. METAL SLUG
  15. MUTATION NATION
  16. NAM 1975
  17. PUZZLED
  18. SAMURAI SHODOWN II
  19. SUPER SIDEKICKS
  20. WORLD HEROES PERFECT

"Great game consoles don't die; they're just reborn in much more affordable and convenient packages," said Tommo CEO Jonathan Wan. "The NEOGEO X GOLD is a love letter to one of my favorite consoles of all time, and working with SNK PLAYMORE to acquire the NEOGEO license, Tommo Inc. looks to provide gaming and entertainment enthusiasts with a classic arcade experience both at home and on the go."

Link: Neo Geo X Press Release


Last Updated ( 12 August 2012 )  

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(Link to this comment) MRCL 2012-08-12 20:17
199 USD probably translates to 399 CHF, given the history of ridiculous Swiss pricing. But better than 500 Pounds for sure. I shall keep an eye out for it. Maybe I'll gift it to myself for Christmas. It sure looks promising, and if its anything like the NGPC, it will be a hoot to play.
(Link to this comment) tcdev 2012-08-14 12:43
If it plays the original arcade ROMs, and you can simply add more via SD card, I'll be truly impressed!
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