Arc System Works’ massive beat-em-up collection is here: the Double Dragon & Kunio-Kun Retro Brawler Bundle. Now available for Switch and PS4, it’s got all three games in the original Double Dragon trilogy, plus so much Kunio-Kun you might “BARF!”
The Kunio-kun series is known as the “River City” series in the US, and four of its titles were brought over back in the day, the most famous being River City Ransom. They’re all in this, and so is everything we missed.
The extra-cool thing about this compliation is that it localizes, for the first time, a number of Kunio-Kun games…and that number is 11!
- Comprehensive collection of 18 titles including 7 DOUBLE DRAGON and classic Kunio-kun games from the ‘80s and ‘90s
- All 11 Kunio-kun titles from the Family Computer Disk System localized into English for the first time
- Online play mode is available for all titles to play along or battle with your friends up to 4 players
- Total of 55 in-game missions are waiting for you to obtain nicknames and avatars to show off to your friends
- Bugs, glitches and game balance are refined in the “Quality Up” versions which you can switch easily between “Original” version with one button, and are available for most of the games in the collection
- Wide variety of genres are represented, from side-scrolling action and beat ‘em ups to sports games and action RPGs
DOUBLE DRAGON series
DOUBLE DRAGON (1987)
DOUBLE DRAGON II: The Revenge (1988)
DOUBLE DRAGON III: The Sacred Stones (1990)
Super Dodge Ball (1988)
River City Ransom (1989)
Crash’n the Boys Street Challenge (1992)
Kunio-kun series (Published only in Japan, first time localized in NA)
Nekketsu Renegade Kunio-kun
Nekketsu High School Dodgeball Club
Downtown Nekketsu Story
Nekketsu High School Dodgeball Club – Soccer Story
Downtown Nekketsu March Super-Awesome Field Day!
Downtown Special Kunio-kun’s Historical Period Drama!
Go-Go! Nekketsu Hockey Club Slip-and-Slide Madness
Surprise! Nekketsu New Records! The Distant Gold Medal
Nekketsu Fighting Legend
Kunio-kun’s Nekketsu Soccer League
Nekketsu! Street Basketball All-Out Dunk Heroes
Note that we checked to see if there was a physical release for Double Dragon & Kunio-Kun Retro Brawler Bundle, and we came up empty….in America. The collection got a physical release in Japan, with English options, but it’s currently out of stock. The game is available digitally on Nintendo Switch and Playstation 4.