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    Tuesday May 25, 2021
  • Nekketsu Kouha Kunio-kun Teases 35th Anniversary Project and the Logo is Perfect

    Arc System Works is kicking off a year of projects this month

    The Kunio-kun series is best known outside of Japan for the localized NES game River City Ransom, but before that there was Nekketsu Kouha Kunio-kun. Read on for more about the 35th anniversary plans. 

  • Wednesday September 25, 2019
  • River City Girls Brings the Fight, but Also Takes a Beatdown

    WayForward’s revival of River City just slightly misses the landing

    If you’ve played beat 'em up games, dodgeball, and other various games from the SNES and NES lineage, you might be familiar with the chunky little sprites of Kunio-kun and his pals, headlining games like River City Ransom, Super Dodgeball, and more. In River City Girls, WayForward have returned to River City with a new spin on the franchise. But can it take a punch, or does it have a glass jaw? Hit the jump to find out what we thought in our comprehensive review!

  • Tuesday August 13, 2019
  • New River City Girls Trailer Introduces the Brutally Bubbly Kyoko

    Riki's girlfriend punches and kicks her way into our hearts

    Kyoko is ready for action in her River City Girls character trailer! Check out her moves as she and her BFF Misako team up to rescue their boyfriends from a team of kidnappers. Hit the jump to watch!

  • Tuesday August 6, 2019
  • Misako is Ready to Rumble in River City Girls Character Trailer

    Meet Kunio-kun's girlfriend, who could probably beat him and everyone else up

    Developer WayForward's River City Girls officially passes the River City Ransom/Kunio-kun baton to some tough-as-nails women when it hits consoles and PC on September 5. A new trailer recently arrived to spotlight one of the main heroines, Misako, so see her in action after the jump! 

  • Wednesday July 3, 2019
  • Beat 'em Up River City Girls Joins the Brawl on September 5

    It's girls' night out in the latest installment in the Kunio-kun franchise

    River City is rumbling again... and this time, it's girls' night! The new trailer for River City Girls shows new characters Kyoko and Misako fighting their way through town to get their boyfriends back. Check it out after the jump!

  • Saturday April 20, 2019
  • WayForward and Arc System Works Announce River City Girls

    More info about a new "Kunio-kun" game with a female protagonist will be released in 2019

    Some quick news for all you brawlers and juvenile delinquents out there: WayForward and Arc System Works have announced a new game in the beloved Kunio-kun series (most famous in the U.S. for entries such as River City Ransom and Super Dodge Ball), and this time a lady is taking the lead. Hit the jump to learn more.

  • Saturday February 23, 2019
  • River City Ransom Hoods Star in New Brawler for the Nintendo Switch

    Latest entry in the "Kunio-kun" series will also be released in Japan for PlayStation 4 and Steam

    Proving that you can't keep a good delinquent down, the Kunio-kun series (best known in the West for games such as River City Ransom and Super Dodge Ball for the NES) is getting another entry with bench-clearing a brawler that will be released on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Steam. Hit the jump to learn more. 

  • Wednesday January 2, 2019
  • Arc System Works Appears to Have New Kunio-kun Game in the Works

    Izasuze! Kobayashi-san rated by Taiwan Digital Game Rating Committee

    While the next Kunio-kun game has yet to be formally announced, it looks like Arc has a new entry starring Masao Kobayashi in the works, with recent ratings listing the game for PS4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC. Read on for more.

  • Monday October 8, 2018
  • The History of Japan's Greatest Video Game Brawler Franchises

    The best games that let you beat up everyone!

    SENRAN KAGURA SHINOVI MASTER is closing in on its premiere which means it's a great time to take a look at some of the best brawler video game franchises. What's the history behind some of the iconic games in the genre? How has the brawler genre changed and evolved over time? What makes a good brawler? Hit the jump to find out!

  • 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.

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