SNK Unveils Neo Geo Mini System With 40 Games
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Game software and hardware development company SNK officially revealed its new Neo Geo Mini system on Wednesday. The system will have a 3.5-inch liquid crystal display and will come with 40 games from the original Neo Geo system. It can also connect to an external display with HDMI, as well as to headphones and two controllers. SNK will reveal the system's game lineup and release date later.
The system will have a "Japanese Version" for the Asian market and an "Overseas Version" for North America, South America, Europe and other regions. The Japanese Version's color scheme evokes the original color scheme of the Japanese Neo Geo arcade cabinet.
SNK previously hinted that it will release new game hardware that will feature popular Neo Geo titles as part of its 40th anniversary celebrations. The company said it will reveal the titles included and the hardware's release period at a later date.
SNK stated it is producing the new hardware to thank fans who have supported game series such as The King of Fighters, Fatal Fury, Samurai Shodown, and Metal Slug.
The Neo Geo family of systems began with the cartridge-based Neo Geo MVS arcade system, and its home console counter part the Neo Geo AES, in 1990. At the time of its release, SNK touted an arcade-perfect experience with the AES, as it shared the same hardware as its arcade counterpart. SNK developed many of its most iconic game franchises for the system. SNK later released the Neo Geo CD and Hyper Neo Geo 64 systems. The Neo Geo Pocket and Neo Geo Pocket Color, released in 1998 and 1999 respectively, were earlier attempts at a portable version of the arcade system.
NIS America previously announced a separate SNK 40th anniversary project earlier this month. NISA will release a 40th Anniversary Collection game for the Nintendo Switch this fall. The collection features classic SNK games from the 1980s before the Neo Geo.