Report: New portable Neo-Geo incoming

By Steve Watts, Jan 25, 2012 11:00am PST

SNK Playmore seems to be giving gamers another chance at taking Neo-Geo games on the go. A device with the placeholder name "Neo-Geo Portable Device" has been detailed on a Japanese game blog, along with some images of the portable device. It will reportedly include North American versions of 20 Neo-Geo games including King of Monsters, Samurai Shodown, and Metal Slug.

The news comes from Japanese blog Famicom Plaza (via Andriasang). The device's profile looks similar to the iPhone, right down to the black-on-steel casing, but it's a bit larger than Apple's wunderkind. It includes an analog stick, four face and four shoulder buttons, a 4.3" screen, two GB of internal storage, and an SD card slot.

The full line-up of games includes 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, Samurai Shodown, King of Fighters '94, and Fatal Fury.

So far, the price, launch plans, and even manufacturer haven't been disclosed. Shacknews has contacted SNK for official details and will update as more information becomes available.

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