River City Saga: Three Kingdoms
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Update [Sat 27th Nov, 2021 02:00 GMT]: Following on from this week's 35th Kunio-kun celebrations, Arc System Works and APlus Games have now locked in a Japanese release date for River City Saga: Three Kingdoms. It'll arrive via the Nintendo Switch eShop on 16th December for 3,740 yen.

A bonus mode has also been revealed - taking on the form of a traditional belt-scroll action game with "simple controls and exhilarating battles". Players will defeat swarms of enemies followed by boss battles. It will also include leaderboards, 10 stages and 12 playable characters (source: Gematsu).

There's no word on localisation, but if we hear anything - we'll let you know. Here's the release date announcement trailer:

Original story [Tue 23rd Nov, 2021 05:30 GMT]: Later this week on 27th November, the Kunio-kun series will be celebrating its 35th anniversary. As part of this, there'll be a special Arc System Works broadcast taking place on November 26th at 17:30 JST.

It'll look at the history of the series, will announce the latest information about the upcoming title River City Saga: Three Kingoms and much more. You'll be able to watch it live over on the Arc System Works YouTube channel.

As previously revealed, the new Kunio-kun game is set within the Romance of the Three Kingdoms universe. You can learn more details about it in our previous post, and see a teaser trailer below:

Are you looking forward to learning more about this upcoming release? Tell us in the comments.

[source youtu.be, via gematsu.com]