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NEOGEO X portable coming to North America in Q2 2012


The NEOGEO is back!! At least in portable form. SNK’s awesome piece of retro arcade hardware is getting a new lease at life as the NEOGEO X, a dedicated NEOGEO handheld with a 3.5″ screen.

The officially licensed and apparently limited edition NEOGEO X will come with 20 games pre-installed (see below), with pretty much most being first and second generation releases. New games can be added via SD card somehow.

  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

The X will be available in Q2 2012 and will be distributed by Tommo Inc.  There is no word on pricing and whatnot as of yet, but stay tuned.

Read on for the details.

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.