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Japan to get its own River City Ransom 3DS sequel


1:00 AM on 05.04.2013
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A fresh-faced dev called Combit Studios recently announced plans to do a proper River City Ransom sequel for Western audiences. If you happen to live in Japan, that news probably wasn't anything special, considering you get a new entry in the franchise seemingly every damn year. And wouldn't you know it, here comes one as we speak!

Named for its lead character, the Kunio-kun series spans titles familiar to us such as Renegade, River City Ransom, Super Dodge Ball, and Crash 'n the Boys: Street Challenge, in addition to a mountain of others that were never localized. Just on the 3DS, there is Hot-Blooded Tough Guy Kunio-kun Special, a remake of Renegade, and Legend of Riki, which stars Kunio's rival Riki. Both were developed by Arc System Works (Guilty Gear, BlazBlue) and featured classic 8-bit sprites laid atop 3D environments.

Arc System Works is back for Hot-Blooded Tough Guy Kunio-kun SP: Fighting Concerto, a new 3DS installment with an original story by Kunio-kun creator Yoshihisa Kishimoto. The game takes a page from the "open world" playbook -- you can roam the city freely, take on money-making side quests, and even punch out NPCs, which could get you in hot water with the po-po. There are even battle royale and dodgeball four-player modes, both which can be played using a single game card! How often does that happen anymore?

Kunio-kun SP arrives in Japan on August 8. It'll arrive elsewhere... probably never.

『熱血硬派くにおくんSP 乱闘協奏曲』新たな伝説が始まる! [Famistu via Siliconera, Polygon]

Japan to get its own River City Ransom 3DS sequel photo
Japan to get its own River City Ransom 3DS sequel photo
Japan to get its own River City Ransom 3DS sequel photo
Japan to get its own River City Ransom 3DS sequel photo
Japan to get its own River City Ransom 3DS sequel photo





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