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Neo Geo Gets Resurrected As A Handheld

If you can’t remember (or weren’t alive) when the Neo Geo was a thing, fear not: the hardware company Blaze is bringing it back in handheld form.

Rumors over a handheld Neo Geo were swirling a month or so ago, but the levels of skepticism prevented most people from taking it seriously; after all, who would have honestly believed someone would resurrect a system from 1990 in a portable format and send it out to take on the DS, 3DS, PSP, and Vita? And yet, here we are: Neo Geo X is real and it is coming.

The system will launch with 20 Neo Geo games included.

ART OF FIGHTING
BASEBALL STARS
CYBER LIP
FATAL FURY
FATAL FURY SPECIAL
FOOTBALL FRENZY
KING OF THE MONSTERS
LAST RESORT
LEAGUE BOWLING
MAGICIAN LORD
METAL SLUG
MUTATION NATION
NAM 1975
SAMURAI SHODOWN
SENGOKU
SUPER SIDEKICKS
THE KING OF FIGHTERS ’94
THE ULTIMATE 11
TOP PLAYERS GOLF
WORLD HEROES

The system also features a 3.5″ LCD screen, A/V out jacks, internal speakers, and an SD slot. There’s no word on a price yet, but Blaze is looking for a Q2 2012 release.

Source: GiantBomb

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