Neo Geo Handheld Release Date and New Price

We have been getting little bits of information for the past year or so about the possibility of a new Neo Geo Handheld system, and a new press release gives us a lot of information about it. The handheld itself will be called the “NeoGeo X Handheld” and will be bundled in a package called “NeoGeo X Gold.” which will be released December 6, 2012. Remember that ridiculous $500 price tag? Well don’t worry the price is likely going to be $199.99, but even that isn’t set in stone and it may change from now until December.

The NeoGeo X will have a 4.3″ LCD display, roughly .8″ larger than the top screen for a Nintendo 3DS. It will also come with an expandable game card slot, internal speakers, and a headphone port. Included in the NeoGeo X Gold package, along with the handheld, is also the NeoGeo X joystick, NeoGeo X Station, and 20 pre-loaded Neo Geo classics. You can use the station to hook up your handheld to a TV through an HDMI or A/V output.

The 20 pre-loaded games are:

  • 3 Count Bout
  • Art of Fighting II
  • Alpha Mission II
  • Baseball Stars II
  • Cyber Lip
  • Fatal Fury
  • Fatal Fury Special
  • The King of Fighters ’95
  • King of the Monsters
  • Last Resort
  • League Bowling
  • Magician Lord
  • Metal Slug
  • Mutation Nation
  • Nam 1975
  • Puzzled
  • Real Bout – Fatal Fury Special
  • Samurai Showdown II
  • Super Sidekicks
  • Wold Heroes Perfect