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Review: River City: Tokyo Rumble

River City Ransom was probably one of the best, most overlooked games on the NES, but remains a favorite for those who've played it since its release back in 1989. Combining a traditional beat-'em-up with the economy and stat growth of...   read

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Rule River City next month on the 3DS

It was just a few months ago Natsume confirmed it was bringing River City: Tokyo Rumble to the US and Europe, and now we know when we'll be able to get our hands on it. The publisher confirmed on Twitter the game will release in both t...   read

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River City Ransom
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River City Ransom: Underground story mode done, dev working on Wrestling and Zombie games

When it rains in River City, it pours, and it's looking like 2016 might be a rainy year for the splintered-but-whole game franchise. Not only is the 3DS getting River City: Tokyo Rumble later this year, but it's looking like River City Rans...   read

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River City: Tokyo Rumble is coming west

Natsume has announced plans to publish River City: Tokyo Rumble on western shores. Originally released for Nintendo 3DS as Nekketsu Kōha Kunio-Kun SP: Rantō Kyōsōkyoku in 2013, the beat-'em-up is one of the more rec...   read

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River City Ransom SP

River City Ransom SP has been delayed

River City Ransom SP basically came out of nowhere for me, and was on track for an April release on 3DS. The operative word here is "was," because Arc System Works has delayed the game to June 2. No other reason was given besides "quality" ...   read

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RCR: Underground
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River City Ransom: Underground comes to Steam Greenlight with new trailers

It has been nearly two years since River City Ransom: Underground was funded on Kickstarter, and the game has just recently went up for voting on Steam Greenlight with the above new trailer in tow. While you're giving it a watch ...   read

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Arc System Works buys out Double Dragon, River City Ransom rights

Arc System Works has just informed Destructoid that it has acquired the rights to Double Dragon, the Kunio-Kun series (River City Ransom), and Super Dodge Ball. Whoa. I'm totally ok with this! In case you've forgotten, Arc System Works...   read


Here, have two Kunio RPG screens

I know two screenshots aren't much to work with, but who knows if this Kunio RPG will ever be localized, so we'll take what we can get. Beatdowns in a Dragon Quest-style fantasy world is what we're working with in Hot-Blooded Magic Tal...   read

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New Kunio-Kun game has magic, headed to 3DS eShop

We're getting a new River City Ransom game soon enough, and that's darn exciting. What's less exciting is the fact that a bunch of new Kunio-Kun games have been announced for the 3DS over the past few years, but none of them have made it o...   read

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River City Ransom

River City Ransom: Underground's bike plans

I check the River City Ransom: Underground Kickstarter everyday in hopes for the announcement of new features and/or that they've met their funding. Every once in a while I find something new on the page that was either added while I wasn't...   read


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River City Ransom
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How to animate River City Ransom: Underground

During last week's live questions session on Podtoid, a bunch of you asked me to do a tutorial on how to make sprite artwork. What a bad idea! I'm flattered that people thought Constructoid and Runner looked OK, but if you want to learn ri...   read

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River City Ransom: Underground gets a piece of disaster

River City Ransom was a pioneer in so many ways. It was brought RPG-style leveling, attack acquisition, and item hunting to the cute co-op beat-'em-up genre nearly 20 years before Castle Crashers was released. It was also one of the few ga...   read

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Super Mario Crossover

Super Mario Crossover 3.0 is finally out

Super Mario Crossover, the pixel-for-pixel recreation of Super Mario Bros. that features a selectable cast of NES stars, was all set for the big 3.0 update this past June. It was unfortunately delayed a month, but it is now available for yo...   read

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Hot-Blooded Tough Guy

Japan to get its own River City Ransom 3DS sequel

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 t...   read

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River City Ransom 2

Deja vu! River City Ransom sequel coming next year

A sequel to classic NES brawler River City Ransom? Hmmm... now where have I heard that before...? That's right! Back in 2011, a Japanese studio called Miracle Kidz was working on just such a project for PC and home console digital storefron...   read

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Super Mario Crossover 3.0
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Super Mario Crossover 3.0 is just around the corner

Three years ago as of yesterday, indie dev Exploding Rabbit's Super Mario Bros. Crossover was unleashed online, and the reception couldn't have been warmer. For the benefit of the unfortunate few who haven't heard of this darling fan tribu...   read

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New River City Rampage/Renegade game makes me joy-barf

I was a little worried when our man in Japan Allistair Pinsof previewed Hot-Blooded Tough Guy Kunio Kun 3D a few months back. The mode he had the opportunity to play was based off of the original Renegade, and as Conrad Zimmerman always sa...   read


TGS: The return of River City Ransom (sort of)

River City Ransom is often discussed as being an influential game or a game ahead of its time. It’s easy to forget that it’s also a really good game that holds up, despite its simple controls and modestly sized world.   I...   read

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New Renegade/River City Ransom game gets a teaser trailer

In the 80's, the idea of street punks with poofy hair was really big in Japan. It was that concept that spawned that Nekketsu Kouha Kunio Kun (known as Renegade in the states), and its sequel, River City Ransom. In Japan, many more ga...   read

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