If you're old enough to remember the original Neo Geo, then you probably recall how it brought arcade level gaming into the living room. High tech and expensive, most thirty-something gamers grew up playing on less expensive Nintendo and Sega systems (or a Turbo Grafx 16 if betting on the dark horse), but if you always wished you could have owned a Neo Geo, you're going to get your chance in a few months.
Tammo, in partnership with SNK Playmore, confirmed the old school console's portable rebirth as the Neo Geo X Gold. The $200 handheld game system will go on sale in December and celebrate the console's 20th anniversary with 20 pre-installed games, including:
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 Neo Geo X Gold is a love letter to one of my favorite consoles of all time, and working with SNK Playmore to acquire the Neo Geo license, Tommo Inc. looks to provide gaming and entertainment enthusiasts with a classic arcade experience both at home and on the go."
The system will consist of a 4.3-inch LCD display, expandable game card slot, stereo speakers, and 3.5mm headphone jack. You'll also be able to use it as a home console via HDMI or RCA output.