Published on August 13th, 2012 | by G. Bargas, Managing Editor
No Joke: NEOGEO X GOLD Entertainment System Launches this Fall
The NEOGEO is still very alive and kicking. Tommo, Inc., who is a publisher and distributor of games here in the US, along with SNK PLAYMORE announced the arrival of the NEOGEO X GOLD entertainment system. It promises to be a “system within a system” and give players a unique–yet classic experience. Did I just read that right?
The console comes complete with the NEOGEO X Station, NEOGEO X Handheld, and the NEOGEO X Joystick. It is set to release worldwide just in time for the holiday season. It will have an SRP of US $199.99 and release on December 6, 2012.
News broke of the handheld console some time ago with many questioning its authenticity. Well, now we’ve got an authentic console and list of games that will be dropping with this handheld/arcade bundle–and it looks pretty freakin’ sweet if you ask me.
“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.”
The NEOGEO X Handheld itself will come with 20 pre-loaded NEOGEO titles. Here are some of the impressive specs for the small gaming device:
- 4.3″ LCD display
- Expandable game card slot
- Internal stereo speakers (Includes 3.5mm headphone jack)
- Cross compatability which can play through the station to your TV via HDMI or A/V out
Here are the following games that come pre-installed on the handheld device:
- 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
- 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
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