Last month SNK confirmed it was working on a 'Neo Geo Classic Edition' to mark its 40th anniversary, but bar an image showing 'something' draped mysteriously beneath a cloth we were left to wonder what such a throwback machine could be. YouTuber Spawn Wave may have potentially lifted the lid on these hotly-anticipated project, with some images, specs and features he says are direct from a reliable source (although not one within SNK itself).

According to his source, the hardware is called a Neo Geo Mini, is shaped like an arcade cabinet, features HDMI output (plus DC in and AV/AUX out), a built-in joystick and comes with 40 built-in Neo Geo classics. These games are:

  • The King of Fighters '95
  • The King of Fighters '97
  • The King of Fighters '98
  • The King of Fighters 2000
  • The King of Fighters 2002
  • Art of Fighting
  • Fatal Fury Special
  • Real Bout Fatal Fury
  • Garou: Mark of the Wolves
  • Samurai Shodown II
  • Samurai Shodwon IV
  • Samurai Shodown V Special
  • The Last Blade 2
  • World Heroes Perfect
  • Kizuna Encounter
  • Metal Slug
  • Metal Slug 2
  • Metal Slug 3
  • King of the Monsters 2
  • Shock Troopers 2nd Squad
  • Sengouku3
  • Ninja Masters
  • Top Player's Golf
  • Super Sidekicks
  • Blazing Star
  • Puzzled
  • Metal Slug X
  • Metal Slug 4
  • Metal Slug 5
  • Magician Lord
  • King of the Monsters
  • Blue's Journey
  • Shock Troopers
  • Robo Army
  • Crossed Swords
  • Mutation Nation
  • 3 Count Bout
  • Last Resort
  • Ghost Pilots
  • Football Frenzy

It also comes with its own gamepad, so you can either play it on its three-and-a-half-inch screen or output to your TV and play them all with your USB-connected controller. There's no word on price yet, but considering what it would cost you a considerable amount to invest in all the Neo Geo titles HAMSTER has already released on Switch (a large number of which feature in the list above), we don't expect it to be exorbitantly expensive.

Obviously, none of these details have been officially confirmed by SNK, so take it with a pinch of salt, but it's certainly an exciting prospect nonetheless. Let us know what you make of it below...

[via youtube.com]