Neo-Geo (Apparently) Reborn in iPhone-Sized Portable

SNK gives its blessing for nameless device to be manufactured, it seems.

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Neo-Geo (Apparently) Reborn in iPhone-Sized Portable
The Neo-Geo is coming back - in the form of a tiny smartphone-sized portable device. SNK Playmore has apparently licensed the handheld, known tentatively as the "Neo-Geo Portable", as an official product.

It will come with a 4.3" LCD screen, 2GB of memory, and twenty pre-loaded Neo-Geo games. Those games are: World Heroes, Ultimate 11, Top Player's Golf, Sengoku, Nam-1975, Mutation Nation, Last Resort, King of Monsters, Frenzy, Cyber-Lip, Fatal Fury Special, Art of Fighting, Super Sidekicks, League Bowling, Metal Slug, Magical Lord, Baseball Stars Professional, Samuari Shodown, King of Fighters '94 and Fatal Fury.

An SD card slot is included on the handheld, assumedly to load homebrew titles or other downloaded software. The whole device is reportedly bigger than an iPhone, but as you can tell it seems that the design of the thing takes a lot of cues from Apple's wonderphone.

There are no details on price or release date yet, and there's no information on the manufacturer of this Neo-Geo Portable either. Which makes us quite suspicious about the whole thing, if you ask me. So get excited, but until SNK make a formal announcement don't save your pennies just yet.

Via Andriasang
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Comments

James 25 Jan 2012 11:59
1/4
I shan't get stung by SNK again after they released the pocket to dump it a few weeks later with no support or software
ohms 25 Jan 2012 15:44
2/4
Wot no Turf Masters!?
Still have my NGPC ♥
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ohms 25 Jan 2012 15:46
3/4
Really though, this is not too dissimilar to some of the Sega Megadrive handhelds doing the rounds. Wouldn't pay much more than 30 for it.
DoctorDee 26 Jan 2012 10:34
4/4
Surely the best way for Neo Geo to be reborn would be an an official iPhone App? Much like the Atari Classics thing, a free container app, and pay per game?

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