Neo Geo returns in pocketable form with 20 bundled games

Have fun playing your Nintendo 3DS or , because none of those handhelds comes with 20 pre-loaded classic Neo Geo games like Metal Slug or King of Fighters '94 or a 2GB of internal storage. SNK's reviving the Neo Geo as a handheld once again.

Boasting a 4.3-inch screen (same size as a PlayStation Portable), one Circle Pad-like D-pad, four face buttons, four shoulder buttons (wow!), an SD card slot and an audio/video out port, the tentatively titled "Neo Geo Portable Device" actually doesn't look too bad &8212; on paper.

Andriasang's got the full list of games that will be built-in to the Neo Geo Portable Device (all games will be English). No word on whether you'll be able to download more games to the internal storage or if the SD card.

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The last time a Neo Geo was released, it was the Neo Geo Pocket Color in 1999. One of the things gamers loved about the NGPC was that its D-pad was more akin to that of an analog and it had a low price of $70.

SNK's mum on details regarding pricing and release, but the handheld should sell for considerably less than a 3DS or PS Vita. And because it's probably not going to run PS3-quality games or do glasses-free 3D, the Neo Geo Portable Device should have a battery that's hopefully better than both Sony and Nintendo's handhelds.

Famicom Plaza, via Andriasang

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