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SNK’s 40-Game Neo Geo Mini Revealed

SNK’s 40-Game Neo Geo Mini RevealedA few weeks ago, classic video game company SNK teased a new piece of hardware, and it wasn’t particularly hard to guess it might be something, uh, small.

Today SNK has confirmed that its new console is, indeed, the Neo Geo Mini, a bite-sized version of its classic arcade and home console the Neo Geo.

The Neo Geo Mini will contain 40 games. The exact lineup has not yet been announced, but we suspect it’ll carry, among other titles, classics like Metal Slug, Samurai Shodown and The King of Fighters.

With a unique twist on the mini-console concept, the Neo Geo Mini will actually have its own built-in 3.5-inch LCD screen. It’ll also have ports to hook up to TVs via HDMI, and to external controllers and headphones.

There will be two versions of the hardware: one for the Japanese market and another for international markets like North America.

Writes SNK:

The NEOGEO mini, a video game console celebrating the 40th Anniversary of SNK’s brand is announced!
40 legendary NEOGEO titles will be included!

The NEOGEO mini is a video game console, which will include 40 nostalgic titles from the NEOGEO system, which made its debut in 1990. This console will feature a 3.5 inches display, meaning the games can be enjoyed with no need to connect to a TV or monitor! The size of the NEOGEO mini means it fits perfectly in the palm of one’s hand. The NEOGEO mini will be available in two different designs, one for the Asian market and the other one for overseas markets (for North America, South America, Europe and other regions). With its design in black, white, and red, the Japanese version of the NEOGEO mini will faithfully reproduce the original NEOGEO arcade cabinet that was introduced in Japan in 1990. The overseas version will be a simple and modern design in black, white and blue.

We hope you look forward to enjoying the NEOGEO mini along with its legendary and popular NEOGEO titles.
For more details such as the release date and title lineup, please stay tuned for future announcements.

Source: ANN

Matt Schley

Matt Schley (rhymes with "guy") lives in Tokyo, and has been OUSA's "man in Japan" since 2012. He's also written about anime and Japanese film for the Japan Times, Screen Daily and more.