Back in August, we shared the news that Downtown Rantou Koushinkyoku Mach!! (known over here as River City Melee Mach!!) was headed to Switch in Japan. A western release wasn't confirmed until a few weeks later, but the game has now appeared on Nintendo's official US site giving us plenty of juicy info.
The game will be launching worldwide on 10th October, so you don't have long to wait, and has players enjoying an 'anything goes' style of battle. There are more than 180 characters present and 250 different special moves to discover in what Arc System Works is calling "the original battle royale game".
Here's some more info taken from the official Nintendo listing:
The Renegade/River City (Nekketsu Kouha Kunio-kun) series has had its share of success in the late '80s, and now, the "Fight it out!" part of its numerous spin-off sports series is back and powered-up! Four players can play at the same time, and the controls are so simple you can actually have your friends and family just hop in and play! Online play is supported as well! Come and feel the tension while fighting it out with other players from around the world!
Do not stick to plain punches and kicks! Armed attacks and throwing techniques are here to spice up an already insane brawl! Discover every team's story in SINGLE PLAY mode, or set up a quick game in FREE PLAY mode. If you get knocked out, a teammate will come and replace you so your team can continue the fight, but only in CHANGE MATCH mode! Moreover, there is an ENDLESS BATTLE mode, where you can take on the challenge to defeat the most opponents before your health runs out!
We've also gathered some screenshots for you, because we're friendly like that.
As mentioned above, the game is launching in just two days' time on 10th October. Pricing is set at $13.99.
If you've had enough of last month's River City Girls, perhaps this will serve as the perfect follow up? Let us know if you'll be getting it with a comment below.