SNK Is Making a Brand-New Console For 2021
The developer, which stopped making home consoles in the early 2000's, has announced that it will make a new machine in 2021.
Retro consoles are all the rage these days, following in the wake of Nintendo's highly-successful NES and SNES minis. However, it seems that one retro company is interested in building something completely new. Developer and publisher SNK announced on Twitter that it'll be building a "brand-new console" for 2021.
SNK put out a NeoGeo Mini back in 2018 that included several of the company's most popular games, including entries in the King of Fighters, Fatal Fury, and Metal Slug series. However, it's not clear what exactly SNK is teasing here, though the WiFi symbol over the W in the teaser image seems to indicate it will involve multiplayer connectivity of some sort. Last year, SNK indicated that a "next-gen" NeoGeo would be coming after the NeoGeo Mini, and it looks like this might be that console.
A Next-Gen NEOGEO hardware is coming after NEOGEO Mini.— SNK GLOBAL (@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
Over the past few years, SNK has worked with teams like Code Mystics to create versions of its old games with rollback multiplayer, such as the cult fighting game Garou: Mark of the Wolves. The company also recently teased King Of Fighters 15, and it will be unveiled in early January.