Publisher and manufacturer, Tommo, Inc., plans to continue to support and distribute the handheld console NeoGeo X and its games, the company announced today.
Last week, hardware company SNK Playmore issued a license agreement termination notice demanding an immediate cease and desist of manufacturing, distribution, promotion and selling of the NeoGeo X Gold Limited Edition, Mega Pack Volume 1, Classics volumes 1 - 5 and the SNK NeoGeo X Arcade Stick.
Tommo denies that any breach of contract exists in its agreement with SNK Playmore and states that it will continue to support and market the NeoGeo X Gold, along with its accessories and games. The agreement between the two companies was extended earlier this year until 2016 and Tommo "fully expects this agreement to be honored by all parties."
Tommo states that it has met its obligations under the agreement and is "disappointed by SNK's sudden and unjustified termination of the agreement." The company is demanding that SNK retract its press release and its moves to terminate the license agreement.
"Tommo is still taking care of all customer service and product warranties in North America as are our master distribution partners, Success in Asia and Blaze in Europe," CEO of Tommo, Jonathan Wan said in a prepared statement. "We're continuing to sell NeoGeo X products, including the NeoGeo X Gold System, Arcade Stick, Mega Pack Volume 1 and Classics Volumes 1-5. The license agreement which allows Tommo to sell and market these products remains in effect."
Launched last December, the NeoGeo Gold X plays Neo Geo AES and MVS arcade console and cabinet titles, which were initially published in the ‘90s. Five NeoGeo X Classics game bundles and a mega pack were released in June.