New Neo Geo handheld on the way?

Throughout history, Nintendo has squished the flies of competition in the handheld arena time and time again, seemingly without trying. Game Gear? Nice try! Lynx? Pshaw. PSP? Close, but no cigar. Wonderswan? Never made it outside of Japan! The Neo Geo Pocket, too, didn’t last long; but it seems that SNK Playmore will be bringing the Neo Geo name back to the world of handheld gaming.

Andriasang details what Japanese site Famicom Plaza has to say about the new device. The console above is currently known only as “Neo Geo Portable Device” with no release date, pricing, or manufacturer details. However, it will reportedly ship with twenty built-in games, all North American versions. No word on if more games can be added to the library; but there is apparently 2GB of internal storage, and the device has a slot for an SD card. The built-in games are apparently to be:

  • 1.WORLD HEROES
  • 2.ULTIMATE 11
  • 3.TOP PLAYER’S GOLF
  • 4.SENGOKU
  • 5.NAM-1975
  • 6.MUTATION NATION
  • 7.LAST RESORT
  • 8.KING OF MONSTERS
  • 9.FRENZY
  • 10.CYBER LIP
  • 11.FATAL FURY SPECIAL
  • 12.ART OF FIGHTING
  • 13.SUPER SIDEKICKS
  • 14.LEAGUE BOWLING
  • 15.METAL SLUG
  • 16.MAGICAL LORD
  • 17.BASEBALL STARS PROFESSIONAL
  • 18.SAMURAI SHODOWN
  • 19.KING OF FIGHTERS ’94
  • 20.FATAL FURY

Pretty exciting line-up there! Er, right?

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Written by Luke K

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One comment

  1. arlandi /

    looks like this is going to be another “Emulator-on-your-pocket” handheld. the listed games are old games, nothing new… if you’ve been in the emulator scene, you might have played them anyway.
    this will definitely NOT going to be a threat to Nintendo DS nor to PSP.

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