SNK has announced that the Neo Geo Mini is set to receive a limited edition Christmas variant which will come with more games included. This edition has 48 games available to play, as opposed to the standard edition's 40.

From the 48 titles set to be available in the Christmas edition, nine are not available on the standard and international versions (both of which had different titles, which means you'll need all three to truly be complete and contented). The image below shows all of the games you'll be able to play, and you can find a full list of games from the original machine in our hardware review to compare.

Here's the full list, with titles in bold being new entries which were not included on either the Japanese or International versions of the Neo Geo Mini:

Aggressors of Dark Kombat
Blue’s Journey
Burning Fight
Cyber-Lip
King of Monsters
King of Monsters 2
Magician Lord
Metal Slug
Metal Slug 2
Metal Slug X
Metal Slug 3
Metal Slug 4
Metal Slug 5
Ninja Combat
Ninja Commando
Ninja Masters
Robo Army
Sengoku 3
Shock Troopers
Shock Troopers 2nd Squad
The Super Spy

Top Hunter Roddy & Cathy
Alpha Mission II
Blazing Star
Twinkle Star Sprites
League Bowling
Soccer Brawl

Super Sidekicks
Top Player’s Golf
Art of Fighting
Fatal Fury
Fatal Fury 2
Fatal Fury 3

Real Bout Fatal Fury 2
Real Bout Fatal Fury Special

Garou: Mark of the Wolves
Savage Reign

Kizuna Encounter
Samurai Shodown II
Samurai Shodown IV
Samurai Shodown V Special
The King of Fighters ‘97
The King of Fighters ‘98
The King of Fighters ‘99
The King of Fighters 2001
The King of Fighters 2002
The Last Blade 2
World Heroes Perfect

No exact release date or pricing has been confirmed for this special release just yet, but it would be pretty safe to assume that it will become available over the next few weeks ready for Christmas. Of course, this new model - which may well be the most hideous-looking console we've ever seen - will likely make the original version a little less appealing thanks to its superior library of games, but at least the older model doesn't look like a box of chocolates you got from Santa.

We'll leave you with some images of the new Neo Geo Mini down below - it comes with two special edition gamepads, an HDMI cable, stickers and more. We feel sick just looking at it.

Would you like to get your hands on one of these? Did you already find a way of snagging the original for yourself? Let us know your thoughts on this below.