I simply cannot stop walking down the street these days, without kicking the shit out of everybody I come across… I am, of course, referring to the recent spate of beat-’em-ups that have been finding their way into the modern gaming sphere… yes… that’ll do.
And it looks like the party is set to continue into 2022 and beyond, as one of the oldest fist-throwing franchises on the block, Kunio-kun, (Renegade/River City Ransom), is getting prepped to celebrate its 35th anniversary this very weekend.
Arc System Works — current holders of the Kunio-kun IP — has launched a brand new website, counting down to the cutesy brawler’s birthday, set for September 4. While this doesn’t necessarily mean that we’ll be seeing a brand new game announcement, but with several projects already teased, (including the ace River City Girls Zero and River City Girls 2, currently in development at WayForwad), one expects that ArcSys will not let the anniversary pass without some form of exciting new announcements. I hope we get a new dodgeball game, at the very least.
Tape those fists and keep that dial tuned to Destructoid. We’ll be sure to let you know of any exciting news or reveals once the site finally goes live.