Retro throwback consoles are thriving, but it seems that SNK is looking to push things a bit further. The company announced that a "next-gen" Neo Geo piece of hardware is coming after the launch of the Neo Geo Mini.
Posted to SNK's Twitter, the company says the hardware will have a modern design and can link to the Neo Geo Mini. There isn't much more info beyond that, or when we could possibly see more.
A Next-Gen NEOGEO hardware is coming after NEOGEO Mini.- SNK GLOBAL @SAMURAI SHODOWN - Available Now! (@SNKPofficial) August 2, 2019
With a modern design and a wonderful play feeling and you can even link it to NEOGEO Mini, the new hardware will provide you a NEOGEO journey that you have never expeirenced.
Stay tuned for more information!#SNK #NEOGEO
The Neo Geo Mini packed 40 games into one tiny arcade cabinet, which could output to a TV or be played using its tiny screen, stick, and buttons. It launched last year and seemed a cute but imperfect throwback box.
Whatever this new Neo Geo could be, either an emulator or a new platform, isn't entirely clear. But for arcade fanatics and fighting game aficionados, this should have your interest piqued, though I'm keeping my expectations within the realm of reason. We'll keep our eyes out for more info on whatever SNK is cooking up for its "next-gen" Neo Geo.
If you're feeling nostalgic for retro consoles and bygone eras off this news, check out our feature about Sega's failed attempts to mock the Game Boy. They're still funny, even three decades later.