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Neo Geo Pocket Color games arrive on Switch

SNK is heading back to the era of the Neo Geo Pocket Color for two new Switch ports, Samurai Showdown! 2 and King of Fighters R-2.

Pocketing some classics

I’m pretty sure that, in the realm of handhelds, the Neo Geo Pocket might be one of the least ‘known’ of all time. The little console had two iterations (black & white and color), and saw a number of games published during its short life.

And now two of those are on the Nintendo Switch, hopefully starting what might be a little mini-stable of Pocket titles on the console.

King of Fighters R-2

  • 23 fighters in total, including hidden characters! Of course, the game is also in color, bringing these characters into sharper, more vivid definition!
  • Edit a fighter in Making Mode for an extra spin on the game! *Not available during DC data transfer
  • Take on a friend in either Tabletop Mode or Handheld Mode. Find out who is worthy of the KOF throne!

Samurai Showdown! 2

  • Each character has two playstyles (slash and burst), so pick which one you feel comfortable with!
  • Completing certain requirements nets you special cards that can power up your characters!
  • Find out who has the true Samurai Spirit by taking on a friend in either Tabletop Mode or Handheld Mode!
  • *Though this game is now individually priced, it was originally released as a free pre-order bonus for SAMURAI SHODOWN on the Nintendo Switch. Be sure to check if you already have the game before purchasing.

Both of the above are for 1-2 players, and will run you $7.99 USD each. Both games are out now.

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Jason's been knee deep in videogames since he was but a lad. Cutting his teeth on the pixely glory that was the Atari 2600, he's been hack'n'slashing and shoot'em'uping ever since. Mainly an FPS and action guy, Jason enjoys the occasional well crafted title from every genre.

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