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SNK Playmore Debuts New Neo-Geo Hand Held Console

SNK Playmore is set to re-enter the hand held console market, debuting the Neo-Geo PSP look alike which comes with some classic games already pre-loaded.

The original Neo-Geo Pocket, released in 1999, was perhaps the most successful of Neo Geo hardware and this new edition is set to be a re-imagining of that famous edition. While there aren't many competitors to go up against, the ones that are there - every edition of the Nintendo DS, PSP, PlayStation Vita - are extremely well established. In fact, with the next generation of home console hardware coming out in the next 24 months, this would seem like a strange time to enter the game.

Metro has a translation of the original Famicom Plaza posting, detailing some of the internal hardware. It looks like this Neo Geo remake will come with a 4.3 inch LCD display and 2GB of onboard memory. Some of that will be taken up with pre-installed classic games though, including: World Heroes, The Ultimate 11: SNK Football Championship, Top Player's Golf, Sengoku, Nam-1975, Mutation Nation, Last Resort, King Of Monsters, Frenzy, Cyber-Lip, Fatal Fury Special, The Art Of Fighting, Super Sidekicks, League Bowling, Metal Slug, Magical Lord, Baseball Stars Professional, Samurai Showdown, The King Of Fighters '94, and Fatal Fury.

For the control scheme the Neo Geo has an analogue stick, menu and start buttons and the standard four face buttons with the designations ABCD, going anti clockwise from the bottom.

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