More on Neo Geo Virtual Console

More expensive than SNES games.

SNK Playmore boss Ben Herman has confirmed that Neo Geo games will arrive on Nintendo Virtual Console "around mid-summer of this year", and says we can expect the games to be available "for all regions at once" - or as near to that as Nintendo's staggered release model allows.

Speaking to IGN, Herman says the games will likely cost slightly more than Super Nintendo titles, which currently go for 800 Wii points. Nintendo 64 titles cost 1000.

He wasn't able to talk about specific titles coming to the Virtual Console, but he did say that he didn't want to see Metal Slug and King of Fighters in the first batch. Metal Slug Anthology, which brings together all the arcade releases in the shoot-'em-up series, is already available as a boxed Wii title.

"We will have content on Xbox Live Arcade as well, and we are talking with Sony about getting some of our properties onto their new Home network," Herman added, echoing comments made last year. "Nintendo basically came to us and wanted to include the Neo Geo on the Virtual Console which of course is very exciting for us."

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