8BitDo, the kings of third-party gaming controllers, has just revealed their brand new NEOGEO wireless controller.
Fans of the classic SNK Advanced Entertainment System home console will be absolutely blown away by the detail of these amazing new peripherals.
8BitDo NEOGEO Wireless Controller
If you compare the new 8BitDo controller to the original NEOGEO controller, you’d be hard pressed to find any differences. Besides the 8BitDo logo, of course, and that chunky wire is gone.
But a closer inspection will reveal some contemporary additions. Specifically, there are two triggers at the top, a turbo button, and button layout swap.
Perhaps the coolest feature of the new wireless controller is the accurate recreation of that famous click-style joystick that SNK fans love. This is absolutely perfect for fighting games, something that SNK is known for.
The NEOGEO wireless controllers are compatible with Windows, Android, and incredibly… the NEOGEO mini that appeared on our list of the best mini consoles.
And they connect via Bluetooth (for Android only), 2.4G wireless, or wired via a usb cable.
The internal 300mAh battery is advertised to offer up to 35 play hours on a single charge.
Not only does 8BitDo offer a classic black edition, but there are four special edition models for fans of the classic SNK game The King of Fighters.
The Iori Yagami Edition, Kyo Kusanagi Edition, Mai Shiranui Edition and Terry Bogard Edition are all currently available for pre-sale.
8BitDo is currently directing their followers to pre-order the new NEOGEO Wireless controllers on Amazon.
The pre-sale price per controller is only $34.99USD, which is actually pretty amazing.
So basically for the price of one PS5 DualSense or a Nintendo Switch Pro controller, you can pick up a pair of NEOGEO wireless controllers to play with friends.
Everything about the new NEOGEO wireless controller is sounding absolutely awesome, as to be expected from a product coming from a collab between 8BitDo and SNK.
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Anthony has been a video game lover ever since he can remember. He became a fulltime nomad in 2018, living throughout most of Asia. He focused his passion in retro gaming and began creating a game for the Game Boy Color while living in Nara, Japan during the 2020 pandemic. He is now in Chiang Mai, Thailand, where he spends most of his time gaming, going on long walks and meeting as many stray dogs as possible.