Nintendo's Wii U isn't the only gaming console launching this holiday -- portable Neo Geo hardware is arriving on December 6, and it's called the Neo Geo X. The somewhat pricey handheld is now available for pre-order, and incentivizing that pre-order is the promise of an extra game (ADK-developed fighting game Ninja Master), bringing the total of pre-loaded game software to 21 titles. This "limited edition" version still costs the same $200 that the normal version does, and it still comes with the same variety of supplementary hardware we've seen before (that $130 standalone remains date-less, sadly). For the full list of games in the LE, head past the break (spoilers: it's all the previously revealed 20 games, plus Ninja Master).
NEOGEO X GOLD Limited Edition Announced
Early Adopters Receive NINJA MASTER'S Game Card, While Supplies Last
Los Angeles, Calif. - October 22, 2012 - Tommo, Inc., in partnership with SNK PLAYMORE, today announced the NEOGEO X GOLD Limited Edition entertainment system. The NEOGEO X GOLD Limited Edition will include a limited edition game card to accompany the 20 classic NEOGEO® AES games already pre-loaded on the NEOGEO X Handheld, at no additional cost.
Early adopters and fans who reserve the highly anticipated NEOGEO X GOLD Limited Edition (from participating retailers) on or before its worldwide release date of December 6, 2012 will receive a limited edition NINJA MASTER'S game card for use with the NEOGEO X Handheld, while supplies last.
Originally released in arcades and on the NEOGEO console in 1996, NINJA MASTER'S features 12 playable characters, and lightning-fast 2D fighting action that allows players to switch between hand-to-hand and weapon-based combat on the fly, offering huge combo counts and multiple styles of play. Choose the fighter that suits your skill level and play style and defeat all challengers in this ninja-themed fighter from ADK and SNK.
The NEOGEO X GOLD Limited Edition includes:
The NEOGEO X Handheld - 4.3" LCD screen, stereo speakers, 16:9 and 4:3 display options
The NEOGEO X Station - houses NEOGEO X Handheld for charging and audio/video output capabilities via HDMI and composite cables (for a true "classic" experience)
One NEOGEO X Arcade Stick - Authentic arcade experience, for use with the NEOGEO X Station
20 Pre-Loaded Classic NEOGEO® AES games:
3 COUNT BOUT
ART OF FIGHTING
ALPHA MISSION II
BASEBALL STARS II
FATAL FURY SPECIAL
THE KING OF FIGHTERS '95
KING OF THE MONSTERS
REAL BOUT - FATAL FURY SPECIAL
SAMURAI SHODOWN II
WORLD HEROES PERFECT
Limited Edition Bonus: NINJA MASTER'S NEOGEO X Game Card
About the NEOGEO X GOLD:
Following the 20th anniversary of the ground breaking NEOGEO AES console, the NEOGEO X GOLD entertainment system provides players with all of the features of a home arcade and the convenience of a handheld gaming device. The NEOGEO X GOLD Limited Edition is set for a worldwide release on December 6, 2012 for a suggested retail price of $199.99 (USD). The NEOGEO X GOLD Limited Edition is currently available for pre-order through amazon.com and gamestop.com, and will also be made available through the following online retailers: Walmart, Target, Toys R Us, Best Buy and the AAFES.
For the latest news as it is released, and for additional information regarding the NEOGEO X GOLD entertainment system and the NEOGEO X Handheld, please visit: www.NEOGEOX.com.
About SNK PLAYMORE CORPORATION:
Headquartered in Osaka, Japan, SNK PLAYMORE CORPORATION (SNK) develops, publishes and distributes interactive entertainment software in Japan, North America, Europe and Asia. Founded in 1978, SNK is one of the largest privately held interactive entertainment content providers in the world.
Known for such franchises as THE KING OF FIGHTERS, METAL SLUG, and SAMURAI SHODOWN SNK continues to be an industry leader by focusing on their rich arcade history. More information on SNK PLAYMORE CORPORATION can be found at www.snkplaymore.co.jp SNK PLAYMORE USA is a wholly owned subsidiary of SNK PLAYMORE CORPORATION.
About Tommo, Inc.:
With over 20 years of experience in logistics and sales, a knowledgeable staff and sales representatives available nationwide, Tommo Inc. is one of North America's largest distributors of video gaming merchandises. Founded in 1989, Tommo has grown from a wholesaler of imported video games to becoming one of the nation's main suppliers of video gaming content to national retail chain stores as well as independent retailers.
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