One of the most inaccessible consoles of all time can finally be a part of your arsenal.
I hope I stopped you just it time. You see, you won’t have to get that second mortgage on your home anymore. SNK Playmore has officially announce the Neo•Geo X system, which brings the infamous MAX 330 MEGA PRO GEAR-SPEC ass kicking to your living room, all through a brand new, and much more affordable piece of hardware.
The Neo•Geo offering bring you a sleek retro handheld system capable of delivering all those games that once would make you waste 3 month’s salary on, as well as HDMI and A/V output in the event that you would rather stay at home to enjoy some GIGA POWER action. Price point? A whopping $199.00. The system boasts a 4.3 inch LCD screen for it’s on the go functions, and will come preloaded with 20 of some of the most iconic titles of the Neo•Geo era. Before you go off on a tantrum, lets not forget what you would really pay for if you want in on authentic hardware.
Yes, there are other handheld choices you can make, but for all you collectors and purist who never got to play these games in their original format, in original hardware, this is your chance to obtain that experience, or should we say, as close as you will ever get without selling your first born child.
Below is the press release from Tommo Inc.:
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.