A fighting stick with 20 pre-loaded classic SNK fighting games!
After promising to deliver some “next gen” Neo Geo hardware last month, the Japanese company SNK Corporation has indeed unveiled recently its Neo Geo Arcade Stick Pro, a combination device that works both as a controller and a fighting stick. It comes with 20 classic SNK fighting games pre-installed.
The company plans to launch the hardware worldwide, but a release date is yet to be announced. Also, SNK is yet to reveal which specific games will be included on Neo Geo Arcade Stick Pro.
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“It’s an incredibly unique fighting stick in that it comes with fighting games pre-installed! It was inspired by the NEOGEO CD’s controller design and was blown up to fighting stick size. (W 430mm×D 215mm×H 125mm) Additionally, the arcade stick can switch between two modes: Arcade Stick Mode and Console Mode,” SNK shared in a press release.
In the joystick mode, “you can use the arcade stick normally by simply plugging it into a NEOGEO mini or PC. We guarantee a solid experience with this arcade stick.” On the other hand, in the console mode, one is required to “simply connect the stick via an HDMI cable into a TV and get ready to enjoy some of SNK’s finest fighting games. There are 20 pre-installed NEOGEO classics just waiting to be played. You can even rearrange the button layout in the options menu. Also, you can attach NEOGEO mini PAD controllers or even another NEOGEO Arcade Stick Pro for some glorious 2-Player action!”
Pricing of the hardware also remains unannounced.