River City/Kunio-kun & Double Dragon collection seemingly headed west

Good luck, kid

Western fans of the River City/Kunio-kun series should perhaps get themselves in shape for another downtown rumble, as it appears that the Japanese release Kunio-kun: The World Classics Collection might be preparing for a western localisation in the near future.

As spotted by Gematsu, a recent entry on PlayStation database hunting website GameStat, (the same site that outed the Final Fantasy VII Remake demo), listed an upcoming release titled Double Dragon & Kunio-kun Retro Brawler Bundle. This listing includes an image which features a compendium of classic Kunio-kun artwork. All in, the The World Classics Collection contained 15 Kunio-kun titles and three Double Dragon games. Exciting stuff.

Of course, there has been no official confirmation of this release from Kunio-kun publisher Arc System Works, but given the success of WayForward’s River City Girls – which introduced many new fans to the River City franchise – 2020 would be an ideal time to bring this collection of face-bashing classics to western shores. We will, as always, keep you informed.

Double Dragon & Kunio-kun Retro Brawler Bundle [GameStat]

Chris Moyse
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