SNK Reveals 20 Pre-Installed Games for Neo Geo Arcade Stick Pro

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
5 KoF games, 3 Fatal Fury Games, 4 Samurai Shodown games, more included

SNK revealed the list of 20 pre-installed games for its Neo Geo Arcade Stick Pro stick on Friday. The games include:

  • The King of Fighters '95
  • The King of Fighters '97
  • The King of Fighters '98
  • The King of Fighters '99
  • The King of Fighters 2000
  • The King of Fighters 2002
  • Fatal Fury Special
  • Fatal Fury 3
  • Garou: Mark of the Wolves
  • Samurai Shodown II
  • Samurai Shodown III
  • Samurai Shodown IV
  • Samurai Shodown V Special
  • Art of Fighting
  • World Heroes 2
  • World Heroes 2 Jet
  • World Heroes Perfect
  • Ninja Masters
  • The Last Blade 2
  • Kizuna Encounter

SNK will release the hardware worldwide.

The stick's design draws inspiration from the Neo Geo CD controller, and it can switch between Arcade Stick Mode and Console Mode. In the former, users can plug it into a Neo Geo Mini or PC and use it as a standard arcade fighting stick. In the latter, users can connect the hardware to a display device with an HDMI cable, with options to connect Neo Geo Mini controllers or another Neo Geo Arcade Stick Pro for multiple players.

SNK describes the hardware as a "Pro-Gear Spec Advanced Entertainment System" and as new hardware following the Neo Geo Mini system. SNK had previously teased in both English and Japanese that it would announce a "Neo Geo hardware" that could link to last year's Neo Geo Mini system. The English version of the Twitter post described the hardware as "Next-Gen," while the Japanese version simply described it as "new."

The Neo Geo Mini shipped in Japan in July 2018 with 40 games from the original Neo Geo system. The system has a "Japanese Version" for the Asian market and an "International Version" for North America, South America, Europe and other regions with a partially different game lineup. A "Neo Geo Mini Christmas Limited Edition" followed in Japan at the end of last year.

The Neo Geo family of systems began with the cartridge-based Neo Geo MVS arcade system, and its home console counterpart 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.

Source: SNK via Gematsu

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