Dack posted news about a Neo Geo handheld a while back. Since then, rumors were in the air that the portable device was actually a fake. SNK-Playmore finally confirmed that the device is actually true and officially named the Neo Geo X.
Aimed for a second quarter 2012 date, the Neo Geo X will be bundled with 20 of SNK’s Neo Geo library including The King of Fighters ’94, Samurai Shodown, and Metal Slug as mentioned in Dack’s piece.
Other specifications such as the SD card slot, 4.3 inch LCD screen, 2GB of internal storage, and the microswitch stick are true.
For release, the Neo Geo X will be available in North America courtesy of Tommo Inc. while Europe, Australia and the Middle East nations will be distributed by Blaze. Japan and the rest of Asia will have a distributor in the future.
So far it seems that the handheld is only accommodating one player. I hope to see some form of connectivity so you can get local matches with some possible games like The Last Blade 2 and even the fun Street Hoop.