Back in March, SNK surprised fans with the digital release of the Neo Geo Pocket Color Selection Vol.1 for Switch.
It contains the following 10 games – SNK Gals’ Fighters, Samurai Shodown! 2, King of Fighters R-2, The Last Blade: Beyond the Destiny, Fatal Fury First Contact, SNK vs. Capcom: The Match of the Millennium, Metal Slug 1st Mission, Metal Slug 2nd Mission, Dark Arms and Big Tournament Golf / Neo Turf Masters.
If you’ve been holding out for a physical release, Limited Run Games has now announced a physical version of this ten-in-one collection. Pre-orders will open on 22nd April and are open for a total of four weeks. In addition to a standard copy of the game, there’ll also be a collector’s edition – which comes with the game, a retrospective book, two-sided poster, steelbook and classic Neo Geo Pocket-style packaging.
It seems physical publisher Pix’n Love Publishing will also be offering a European physical release. Pre-orders open on the same date as the LRG one:
Will you be adding this physical collection to your Nintendo Switch library? Leave a comment down below.
When he’s not paying off a loan to Tom Nook, Liam likes to report on the latest Nintendo news and admire his library of video games. His favourite Nintendo character used to be a guitar-playing dog, but nowadays he prefers to hang out with Judd the cat.
I’m on the fence with this. A mere 10 handheld games (arcade style, no less) from decades gone by doesn’t seem the best value proposition. I would rather have paid a little more for a more comprehensive collection. It seems wasteful to waste what I assume will be a 1GB cartridge for only a few megabytes (if that!) worth of ROMs.
However, if Nintendo were to ever issue similar for their Game Boy catalogue, I wouldn’t be able to surrender my wallet fast enough.
I have been looking at this collection for soo long in my wishlist. But, can’t pull the trigger at it’s current price point because it is missing ONE game that would not only round out the balance of the Collection, but would also fill a much needed void on the Switch. Adding this game would be a no-brainer insta-buy for most people. And it would add depth and ‘brains’ to a collection of mostly fighters. Digital is the way I play though.
Card Fighter’s Clash 1 or 2.
Either one would be fine at this point.