So this thing has 20 different games pre-installed? Remember when those collection handhelds could only offer 20 variations of Tetris and Pong?
Hey, Remember That Weird Handheld Neo-Geo Thing? It Actually Exists
This seems like a majorly blown opportunity if you asked me. What with the resurgance of the fighting genre in the past couple years, they should really market this thing in that direction, especially considering how synonymous SNK/NG is with fighters...
Sell this thing as the ultimate handheld fighting machine, and put the games in there that we actualy want. SamShow 2, Garou, (newer then 94) KOTF, SNK Vs Capcom, Last blade 2, etc... There are so many amazing fighters on their hardware, and they are ignoring almost all of them.
This thing could have been a juggernaut if they marketed it right; at best now it's going to be another Nomad.
I read that MVC thing about it being £500. They claim it is official from Blaze but someone at the company told another site something along the lines of "selling for £500 but be suicide".
This needs to be less than £100 or is it dead in the water. You can emulate NG games on a smartphone ffs.
A new Neo-Geo handheld would be awesome, if it could actually play more than 20 Neo Geo games that we can already get on collections. They should build in the capability to download games to the console and even more awesome (and more unlikely) would be for them to build in Neo Geo Pocket game support.
Hey, guess what is finally see the light of day? http://www.engadget.com/2012/08/13/neo-geo-x-gold-release-date/
Wait, it comes with the handheld, a Neo Geo joystick, and a docking/charging station with HDMI output...AND 20 games...for $199? If the emulation is decent, I think I'll be buying this. Here's the press release:
NEOGEO X GOLD ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM Announced for Worldwide Distribution
Tommo Inc. sets release date and price for revolutionary gaming "system within a system"
Los Angeles, Calif. - August 13, 2012 - 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
ART OF FIGHTING II
ALPHA MISSION II
BASEBALL STARS II
FATAL FURY SPECIAL
REAL BOUT - FATAL FURY SPECIAL
THE KING OF FIGHTERS '95
SAMURAI SHODOWN II
KING OF THE MONSTERS
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.
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