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    Tuesday May 30, 2017
  • "River City: Knights of Justice" to Bring Its Fantasy Twist to the West

    Nintendo 3DS eShop release is due out this summer

    The Kunio-kun series'—best known in English for NES entry River City Ransom—glorious return to the west is set to continue this summer, and it'll be doing so with a medieval fantasy RPG twist. Originally released in Japan as 2014's Nekketsu Mahou Monogatari, Natsume announced plans to bring River City: Knights of Justice to the Nintendo 3DS eShop in North America and Europe. More after the jump.

  • Tuesday October 18, 2016
  • "River City Ransom SP" Gets Ready to Update a Classic in New Promo

    Latest version of classic Kunio-kun game hits Japan on October 27

    River City Ransom, known in Japan as Kunio-kun series entry Downtown Nekketsu Monogatari, is about to make a triumphant, updated return on Nintendo 3DS. River City Ransom SP remakes the NES/Famicom classic with new graphics, event scenes, locations, systems, and techniques, and you can see the latest preview after the jump. 

  • Sunday October 9, 2016
  • "Kunio-kun" Series Mines Nostalgia with Famicom Collection Promo

    Collection of 11 games hits Nintendo 3DS in Japan this winter

    Following up on the recent debut of a new game in the Kunio-kun series—the most famous localized entry of which is River City Ransom for NES—Arc System Works will be publishing a full Famicom collection on Nintendo 3DS in Japan. Kunio-kun Nekketsu Complete Famicom Series includes all 11 games that appeared on Famicom, and you can see a sample in the promo after the jump. 

  • Saturday August 6, 2016
  • "River City: Tokyo Rumble" Brings the Fight to 3DS This September

    Entry in the "Kunio-kun" series originally launched in Japan in 2013

    Natsume previously announced plans to bring 2013 Kunio-kun game Nekketsu Kouha Kunio-Kun SP: Rantou Kyousoukyoku to Nintendo 3DS in the west as River City: Tokyo Rumble. According to a recent update, that day is on the not-so-distant horizon, and it's currently locked in for a release in North America and Europe sometime this September. Read on for more.

  • Thursday April 21, 2016
  • Natsume Announces 3DS "River City Ransom" Game for the West

    2013 "Kunio-kun" game comes over as "River City: Tokyo Rumble"

    Natsume teased something River City Ransom related this week, and now we have the official announcement. 2013's Nekketsu Kouha Kunio-kun SP: Rantou Kyousoukyoku is coming to Nintendo 3DS in North America as River City: Tokyo Rumble, and it will be one of Natsume's playable games at this year's E3. More after the jump.

  • Friday June 12, 2015
  • Arc System Works Now Has the Rights to "Double Dragon" and More

    Developer acquires properties from now-defunct Technos Japan

    Good news for all this morning, as Arc System Works now has their hands on the rights to some of the now-defunct Technos Japan properties, including Double Dragon and the Kunio-kun series. Hit the jump for more.

  • Monday March 24, 2014
  • Next Game in the "Kunio-kun" Series Offers a Magical Fantasy Twist

    "Hot-blooded Magic Tale" coming to 3DS eShop in Japan

    The Kunio-kun series of games is most known in the west for entries like RenegadeRiver City Ransom, and Super Dodgeball. Japan still gets the occasional entry, and the latest is throwing on a robe and looking to add some fantasy to the mix when it hits the Nintendo 3DS eShop. Hit the jump for a preview.

  • Tuesday October 8, 2013
  • "River City Ransom: Underground" Successfully Funded on Kickstarter

    Officially licensed North American follow-up aims for 2014 release

    There's less than a day left in the Kickstarter campaign for River City Ransom: Underground, and while stretch goals remain, the 2D beat 'em up has been successfully funded. Read on for more.

  • Wednesday September 7, 2011
  • 3DS "Renegade" Remake Screens Come Out Swingin'

    First in series that includes River City Ransom, Super Dodge Ball

    If you've enjoyed the simple pop-up 8-bit diorama action of 3DS Classics like Excitebike and Urban Champion, then you'll really dig what's going on with another famous Nintendo title. Renegade, the first in the series known as Kunio-kun in Japan, is getting a full-on remake. Hit the jump to peep some screens.