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Published on August 13th, 2012 | by octaneblue

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Neo Geo X Gold Handheld Launch Details

Neo Geo X

As previously reported all the way back in January, the Neo Geo is being revived in handheld form by manufacturer Tommo, Inc., in partnership with SNK Playmore.

New details have emerged regarding the new handheld, which is being touted as a “system within a system.” The rumored specs that were previously posted are indeed legitimate. And the handheld includes an arcade joystick and a docking station, which doubles as a video out station (with A/V and HDMI out options).

Neo Geo X Gold

In case you missed the previously-revealed specs, the handheld features:
* 4.3 inch LCD screen
* Four face buttons, Start/Select buttons, four shoulder buttons, and an analog stick
* Built-in battery, an AV outport, 2 GB of internal memory, and a game card slot

The device will include 20 built-in games. The leaked list was slightly inaccurate; here are the games listed in the official press release:

3 Count Bout
Alpha Mission II
Art of Fighting II
Baseball Stars II
Cyber Lip
Fatal Fury
Fatal Fury Special
The King of Fighters ’95
King of the Monsters
Last Resort
League Bowling
Magician Lord
Metal Slug
Mutation Nation
Nam 1975
Puzzled
Real Bout: Fatal Fury Special
Samurai Shodown II
Super Sidekicks
World Heroes Perfect

The Neo Geo X Gold releases worldwide on December 6th, 2012, with an MSRP of $199.99.

What are your thoughts on the new handheld? And what about its price? Let us know in the comments section!

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  • Girthedestroyer

    I don’t believe I was alive around the time of the Neo Geo, *looks*, Hmm…nope 6 years prior to me, but it does look cool, and for $200? That’s dang cheap compared most consoles now days, so yeah I think I’ll be picking this up

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