-NEOGEO classic Arcade Games coming to European Virtual Console!-
1st October 2007– The retro hits just keep coming with Wii’s Virtual Console with over 140 titles currently available to download. Soon Wii owners will be able to re-experience the greatest arcade games of the 90s with a selection of releases from the NEOGEO. These will join classic games from Nintendo, SEGA and Turbografx already available on Wii Virtual Console.
NEOGEO launched in 1990 and featured advanced 2D graphics and high quality sound similar to that found in arcade machines at the time. Available at a relatively high price point, the NEOGEO AES (Advanced Entertainment System) was a cult product available to only a small number of gamers but now Wii owners can own these classic hits thanks to Virtual Console. Release of these titles will be handled by D4 Enterprise Inc. headquartered in Tokyo.
The first NEOGEO title to launch on Wii will be the critically acclaimed Fatal Fury, SNK’s oldest fighting game dating from 1991. This will be followed by two other retro fighting games from 1992, World Heroes and Art of Fighting. These will be joined by more titles in the near future.
So look out for great games from NEOGEO which will be making their way onto Wii’s Virtual Console and will be available to download for 900 Wii Points.
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