Bitmap Books, award winning independent publisher of retro gaming related books, have announced that their officially licensed artbook on the NEOGEO titled NEOGEO: A Visual History, is now available to pre-order from www.bitmapbooks.co.uk. This is the first book on this unique console printed in English making it an essential item for not only NEOGEO fans but also all retro collectors.
SNK’s NEOGEO was a unique console of the 90’s, it wasn’t just a console that tried to emulate the arcade experience it WAS an arcade experience in your own home. Game franchises renowned by gamers the world over were born on this console, Fatal Fury, The King of Fighters, Samurai Shodown and Metal Slug all owe their existence to the NEOGEO.
NEOGEO: A Visual History is 400 A4 pages of NEOGEO artwork and imagery, from hardware and concept art to pixel art and box art there is something here that will cater for everyone with an interest in retro including interviews with key staff from NEOGEO’s history such as Yasuyuki Oda and artist Tatsuhiko Kanaoka.
There are three editions available to pre-order, the Standard Edition is priced at £29.99 whilst the Collector’s Edition comes in a heavy board black slipcase with five A4 posters, two stickers and an enamel badge for £49.99. Finally, for £69.99, there is the MEGA Edition which comes with a metallic gold slipcase and an exclusive ‘Memory Card Kid’ black T-shirt. This edition is limited to a mere 330 copies.
NEOGEO: A Visual History is available to pre-order now with a shipping date of September.