The NEO GEO X handheld that was revealed back in March recently received a concrete release date, as well as a few new details regarding its price and additional information on the packaging, thanks to a press release from SNK Playmore. The NEO GEO X GOLD package will include the aforementioned handheld, a home console, and a joystick, with an MSRP of $199.99 and a worldwide release of December 6th.
The systems will also come pre-loaded with a variety of classic games, including Art of Fighting II, The King of Fighters ’95, and Samurai Shodown II. Be sure to check out the press release for the entire list of games and other details regarding the bundle.
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 thisDecember. 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 arcadeand 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 GOLDentertainment system, please visit: www.NEOGEOX.com.
About SNK PLAYMORE CORPORATION:
Headquartered in Osaka, Japan, SNK PLAYMORE CORPORATION (SNK) develops, publishes and distributes interactive entertainment software in Japan, North America, Europe and Asia. Founded in 1978, SNK is one of the largest privately held interactive entertainment content providers in the world.
Known for such franchises as THE KING OF FIGHTERS, METAL SLUG, and SAMURAI SHODOWN SNK continues to be an industry leader by focusing on their rich arcade history. More information on SNK PLAYMORE CORPORATION can be found at www.snkplaymore.co.jp SNK PLAYMORE USA is a wholly owned subsidiary of SNK PLAYMORE CORPORATION.
About Tommo, Inc.:
With over 20 years of experience in logistics and sales, a knowledgeable staff and sales representatives available nationwide, Tommo Inc. is one of North America’s largest distributors of video gaming merchandises. Founded in 1989, Tommo has grown from a wholesaler of imported video games to becoming one of the nation’s main suppliers of video gaming content to national retail chain stores as well as independent retailers.
Founded by Jason Cooper over 20 years ago, BLAZE now specializes in the creation and distribution of retro gaming devices. BLAZE currently distribute SEGA and ATARI branded consoles and, in Q1 2012, are set to release the “Gamegadget” games console, billed as the “iPod for games”
About Success Company:
Based in Hong Kong, Success Company are specialists in the distribution of all video games formats throughout the Asian region.
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Source: SNK Playmore