Neo Geo games coming to Nintendo Switch

The Wii U VC suffered greatly next to the Wii's from lack of third-party buy-in, which the Wii VC had in spades. Hopefully this isn't a one-off and Nintendo is managing to turn this around.



Did I miss something about this? This is the first I've heard about retro online support, notwithstanding fresh remasters for the Switch like Ultra Street Fighter II.
they really need sega on board.
 
Good to hear! One immediate concern I'm having with the VC on Switch is the lack of a legit d-pad on the left joy-con. Yeah, there is the pro controller, but that sucker is $70!!! I really hope they have a solution for this. I do not want to buy a pro controller at launch.

Edit: Maybe they release a left joy-con w/ d-pad specifically for VC games? That way, you can purchase just the left joy-con for around $40 instead of shelling out $80 for left & right.
 
I REALLY hope these get announced for the U.S. I want to play Mark of the Wolves. Though, I always hoped that they would bring over Far East of Eden. Is that even available in English anywhere?
 
Local Co-Op Shock Troopers & Metal Slug on the Switch is going to be a blast.

Hope they can lock down some of the other Neo Geo Classics. I'd love to play Wind Jammers on this thing.
 
what?! i didn't even realise this was a possibility!

would buy every game if this were to happen..

on topic, will obviously buy these neo geo games for the switch, whatever form they come in
The thing people missed about the switch unveiling is that Nintendo couldn't talk about region-specific detailing too conclusively because it was hosted in Japan. That's why it took so long to find out the retail launch lists, and even they aren't set in stone. Each region will have to clarify their eshop and VC release lists closer to the launch time, most likely though Nintendo directs.
 
The thing people missed about the switch unveiling is that Nintendo couldn't talk about region-specific detailing too conclusively because it was hosted in Japan. That's why it took so long to find out the retail launch lists, and even they aren't set in stone. Each region will have to clarify their eshop and VC release lists closer to the launch time, most likely though Nintendo directs.
Yeah. There's a Fire Emblem direct this week, so I think we'll be getting a number of directs between now and the launch day. So there's the possibility of anything being announced before then.
 
I'm a little suspicious of these announcements, because so far Hamster's NeoGeo efforts have been starting at the beginning of franchises, not with the popular entries. So far on PS4's Arcade Archives, we've gotten stuff like KOF'94, Fatal Fury, and Metal Slug.

Unless they're suddenly making a change of plans, which I wouldn't at all be opposed to.
 
Well, I got Shock Troopers :D

The port has, among other things:
- Hi-score mode.
- Caravan mode (hi-score mode in 5 minutes).
- Save states.
- Custom aspect ratio.
- Tate mode.
- A lot of scanlines modes.
- Extended screen (more fov than the original game).
- Original arcade options (difficulty, violence, language).
- Control options.
- Manual.
- Online ranking.

Good port, shame of the lack of a proper d-pad.
 
Well, I got Shock Troopers :D

The port has, among other things:
- Hi-score mode.
- Caravan mode (hi-score mode in 5 minutes).
- Save states.
- Custom aspect ratio.
- Tate mode.
- A lot of scanlines modes.
- Extended screen (more fov than the original game).
- Original arcade options (difficulty, violence, language).
- Control options.
- Manual.
- Online ranking.

Good port, shame of the lack of a proper d-pad.
Can you play with only one joy-con? Being able to play 2P games like Metal Slug or Waku Waku 7 out of the box would be GREAT
 

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Well, I got Shock Troopers :D

The port has, among other things:
- Hi-score mode.
- Caravan mode (hi-score mode in 5 minutes).
- Save states.
- Custom aspect ratio.
- Tate mode.
- A lot of scanlines modes.
- Extended screen (more fov than the original game).
- Original arcade options (difficulty, violence, language).
- Control options.
- Manual.
- Online ranking.

Good port, shame of the lack of a proper d-pad.
Much more efforts than I expected 0_o

Thanks for this feedback I'm getting Kof 98 and Metal Slug 3 then!
 
Can you play with only one joy-con? Being able to play 2P games like Metal Slug or Waku Waku 7 out of the box would be GREAT
Yes, but I don't know how to switch (ehem) the controllers to multi mode (one joycon per player), I have to load Snipperclips to change joycons mode before loading Shock Troopers.

Edit: Shit, the option is in the home screen u_u
 
Well, I got Shock Troopers :D

The port has, among other things:
- Hi-score mode.
- Caravan mode (hi-score mode in 5 minutes).
- Save states.
- Custom aspect ratio.
- Tate mode.
- A lot of scanlines modes.
- Extended screen (more fov than the original game).
- Original arcade options (difficulty, violence, language).
- Control options.
- Manual.
- Online ranking.

Good port, shame of the lack of a proper d-pad.
Whoa sounds amazing, I haven't played any Neo Geo games before so I'll be grabbing most if not all of these over time. Happy to see they're good.
 
Well, I got Shock Troopers :D

The port has, among other things:

- Custom aspect ratio.
- Extended screen (more fov than the original game).
Wow! I did not expect this. I thought they were basically just ROMs.
Is extended FOV possible on any of the emulators, or did they deconstruct the Neo Geo games to make this work?!
 
Well, I got Shock Troopers :D

The port has, among other things:
- Hi-score mode.
- Caravan mode (hi-score mode in 5 minutes).
- Save states.
- Custom aspect ratio.
- Tate mode.
- A lot of scanlines modes.
- Extended screen (more fov than the original game).
- Original arcade options (difficulty, violence, language).
- Control options.
- Manual.
- Online ranking.

Good port, shame of the lack of a proper d-pad.
Raaaaaad. Yeah we're gonna need a proper dpad joycon stat.