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New River City Title May Appear on Consoles

Posted by Reed Kalso

Employee's remark sparks speculation

A comment from a representative of Arc Systems Works hinted at an appearance of a Kunio game coming to consoles in the future:

I often find myself wanting to play Kunio games on TV, like I used to as a child, but there’s been a rumour going around the office that a secret project has been launched, so although we wouldn’t like you to get your hopes too high, please keep a close watch on our next move.

The Kunio series thrived in arcades in the '80s. It's known for sports games with beat-em-up elements, and beat-em-ups with RPG elements. Many of them never made it out of Japan, but there are a handful that were localised, with Super Dodge Ball and River City Ransom among the most well known to Westerners. The handheld market has kept the series going in recent years, but if the rep's comments hold any weight, a future title could see a home console release.

[via gonintendo.com]

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User Comments (15)

Tasuki

#3

Tasuki said:

I would love to see another installment of the Kunio series, heck I would really love to see the rest of the series come out here. I still have my copies of Super Dodgeball, River City Ransom, Nintendo World Cup, and Crash n The Boys Street Challenge packed away, now if only I had a working NES.

Philip_J_ReedStaff

#6

Philip_J_Reed said:

I loved River City Ransom growing up, but playing it again on the VC, it sure feels pretty stiff and dull.

Which isn't to say it's a bad game. But it could certainly use refinement. I'd love to see a new game in a similar vein, made by the same people.

Shiryu

#7

Shiryu said:

About time! A compilation of both sports and beat'em'ups would be great!

JimLad

#8

JimLad said:

I agree with 1,2,3,4,5 and 7
Kunio needs to make a return and/or have his whole back catalogue translated and ported.
He had some of the best early 4 player games ever made.

odd69

#9

odd69 said:

Rivercity Ransom was a blast to me, i bought it as soon as it hit the VC and actually finished it too

RGVEDA

#10

RGVEDA said:

They should release Super Dogde Ball first in Europe before they release other games...it is so annoying that Europe is so behind all the games that the US has.

NeoShinobi

#15

NeoShinobi said:

Well this sounds awsome. Hopefully there is something in the works.
River City Ransom is one of my fave NES games.

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