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NEOGEO X Gold Entertainment System handheld/console bundle launching in December for $199.99


The NEOGEO is coming back in a big way, at first as a previously announced dedicated handheld and now officially as a handheld and console “entertainment system” bundle.

Tommo and SNK Playmore this morning has announced the NEOGEO X Gold entertainment system bundle that include the that the NEOGEO X handheld, the NEOGEO X Station (console base station), and a NEOGEO X Joystick. This bundle of NEOGEO classic goodies will set you back $199.99.

The X comes with 20 classic NEOGEO games pre-loaded and an “expandable game card slot”, but what we really need to know is, how the heck do you get new games onto this thing?  Will they be sold at retail, do we purchase and download them from a PC and transfer them to an empty memory card, etc?

The NEOGEO X Gold is scheduled for a December 6th release in North America for $199.99.  Read on for the details, the games and the specs.

Tommo, Inc., in partnership with 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:

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

 

“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.”

Distribution of the NEOGEO X GOLD entertainment system for European and Asian territories will be handled exclusively by BLAZE and Success Company. North American distribution of the NEOGEO X GOLD entertainment system will be handled exclusively by Tommo, Inc..

For the latest news as it is released, and for additional information regarding the NEOGEO X GOLD entertainment system, please visit: www.NEOGEOX.com.