The folks at SNK tried to cash in on the retro gaming console craze last year with the launch of the Neo Geo Mini, an oddly-shaped portable device that looked like a tiny arcade cabinet.
Now the company is trying something a little different.
The upcoming Neo Geo Arcade Stick Pro is basically a game controller that you can plug into a TV to play 20 pre-installed Neo Geo games.
Or… you can just use it as a joystick if you want a retro-style game controller for use with your PC or other devices (including a Neo Geo Mini).
The controller features eight buttons on the face, plus Turbo, Option, Select, Start, and other buttons on the side.
Other features include an HDMI port, USB port, power input port, and headphone jack. And there are also inputs for Neo Geo Mini game controllers — because when you’re using this joystick as a game console, you have the option of plugging in two other joysticks for multiplayer games.
SNK hasn’t announced pricing or a launch date yet, but the company says the Neo Geo Arcade Stick Pro will be available world-wide.
Update 9/20/2019: SNK has released some more pictures and details: the system will have two USB Type-C ports as well as a Type-A port, and it will measures 16.9″ x 8.4″ x 4.9″ (I assume that last dimension measure from the top of the joystick to the bottom of the controller.
Plus, now we have the complete list of games that will be included:
- THE KING OF FIGHTERS ’95
- THE KING OF FIGHTERS ’97
- THE KING OF FIGHTERS ’98
- THE KING OF FIGHTERS ’99
- THE KING OF FIGHTERS 2000
- THE KING OF FIGHTERS 2002
- FATAL FURY SPECIAL
- FATAL FURY 3
- GAROU: MARK OF THE WOLVES
- SAMURAI SHODOWN Ⅱ
- SAMURAI SHODOWN Ⅲ
- SAMURAI SHODOWN IV
- SAMURAI SHODOWN Ⅴ SPECIAL
- ART OF FIGHTING
- WORLD HEROES 2
- WORLD HEROES 2 JET
- WORLD HEROES PERFECT
- NINJA MASTER’S
- THE LAST BLADE 2
- KIZUNA ENCOUNTER
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