NEOGEO X Gold Limited Edition Announced – Pre-Order Now
Back in August, Tommo Inc, in partnership with SNK Playmore, confirmed that the NEOGEO X Gold entertainment system is scheduled for a worldwide release on December 6, 2012 at the price of $199.99. Yesterday, they announced the NEOGEO X Gold Limited Edition entertainment system. This limited edition system is available for early adopters who pre-order the system on or before its December 6th release date.
Those who pre-order the NEOGEO X Gold Limited Edition will receive a Ninja Master’s game card for use with the NEOGEO X Handheld. The suggested retail price of the Limited Edition costs the same as the standard at $199.99, but this, of course, encourages fans to pre-order immediately so they can receive their copy of Ninja Master’s while the supplies last. For those planning on getting the NEOGEO X Gold entertainment system, now would be an excellent time to pre-order so that you can claim this special deal. You can currently pre-order the system through amazon.com and gamestop.com.
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.
The NEOGEO X GOLD entertainment system comes complete with the NEOGEO X Station, the NEOGEO X Handheld with 20 pre-loaded NEOGEO classic titles, and the NEOGEO X Joystick. In addition to coming pre-loaded with 20 NEOGEO classic titles, the NEOGEO X Handheld device features a crisp 4.3″ LCD display, an expandable game card slot, internal stereo speakers, and a 3.5mm headphone jack for a personal gaming experience you can take anywhere. The NEOGEO X Handheld device works with the NEOGEO X Joystick and NEOGEO X Station to charge the handheld device and transfer the action directly to a television set or monitor, via HDMI or A/V out, for a true arcade experience right at home.
Whether you take advantage of this deal or not, those who pick up the NEOGEO X Gold entertainment system will have plenty of classic gaming to enjoy. I’ll be honest; I am someone who knows very little about the NEOGEO except for what I’ve read on Wikipedia. Back in the day I would only focus on Nintendo product and remain oblivious to everything else. However, I appreciate it when opportunities like this come about where I have the chance to experience a piece of the past that I never had before. It looks like a great package deal that any true gamer can appreciate and I look forward to having that “true classic experience.”
“Great game consoles don’t die; they’re just reborn in much more affordable and convenient packages,” said Tommo CEO Jonathan Wan. “The NEOGEO X GOLD is a love letter to one of my favorite consoles of all time, and working with SNK PLAYMORE to acquire the NEOGEO license, Tommo Inc. looks to provide gaming and entertainment enthusiasts with a classic arcade experience both at home and on the go.”
Check back often for more coverage on the NEOGEO X Gold entertainment system. We hope to have some hands-on impressions for you in the near future. I certainly can’t wait to start knocking down all 20 of those games, starting with Alpha Mission II. I must always play my shooters first.