Earlier this month, SNK revealed the NEOGEO Arcade Stick Pro – a new controller-console hybrid that offers a blast to the past. Well, here are some more details that may whet your appetite until its release!
SNK’s latest press release today finally revealed the 20 pre-installed games that the mini-console would include. As some may have expected, all of them are pretty much fighting games with versus multiplayer options – such as The King of Fighters, Samurai Shodown, and much more! Along with this, SNK also further explained the layout of ports and buttons on the system.
Check out the full details below, courtesy of Gematsu:
■ About NEOGEO Arcade Stick Pro
The NEOGEO Arcade Stick Pro, with 20 selected titles pre-installed, can be used as a controller for NEOGEO Mini. It is designed for all NEOGEO fans.Connecting the NEOGEO mini or NEOGEO mini PAD to the NEOGEO Arcade Stick Pro, you can enjoy a fierce gaming experience. The size is W430mm×D214mm, similar to other arcade sticks. It can be put and played even on your knees stably.
At the moment, we have plans for a world-wide release. (However, please understand that the specifics may change based on the country.) Please wait for more updates concerning launch date and price.
■ Product Features
Feature 1: NEOGEO CD-Inspired Controller
Its curves and retro shape will make any hardcore NEOGEO fan excited as its not just for collecting, but is a properly designed and well-built controller in its own right.
Feature 2: Side Panel Ports and Switches
The function buttons such as start and select are set on the side so players won’t press them by mistake when you are playing. Players can switch from “Joystick Mode” to “Console Mode” on the fly! Simply connect to a TV or display via the HDMI ports. It supports not only NEOGEO mini but also PC as a controller. The two meter-long USB cable is stored in the bottom storage cabin.
Feature 3: Play Through 20 Carefully-Selected NEOGEO Fighting Games
As a special bonus, this fighting stick comes with 20 NEOGEO fighting games pre-installed. Connect to the NEOGEO mini or any other compatible devices and let it rip! Carry on the legacy! (Additionally, you can plug another NEOGEO Arcade Stick Pro in for some two-player fun!)
Feature 4: More Games and Customization
Adopting outstanding micro switch for joystick and buttons. With totally eight buttons, you can use it to play more games and when you are using it as a console, you can even customize the button layout to fit your individual play style! One interesting thing to note is that the ball-top of the stick can even be replaced easily without ever having to open up the case.
Feature 5: Optimized Display
Improved the display quality by using three-times pixel scaling and three effects of scanning line to bring back the retro gaming experience!
■ Title Lineup
Special Bonus! 20 NEOGEO fighting games pre-installed.
- 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