Arc System Works has announced a big collection of beat-em-ups from the 8-bit days: the Double Dragon & Kunio-Kun Retro Brawler Bundle. 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! Think about how hard it is to get Square to translate just ONE of their unreleased classic games that remained in Japan (took over twenty years to get Trials of Mana). Arc shows ’em how it’s done!
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
All these games will be available in one purchase February 20 on Nintendo Switch and Playstation 4.