Natsume Inc., a worldwide developer and publisher of family-oriented video games, announced today that it will bring River City: Tokyo Rumble to the Nintendo 3DS this summer. River City: Tokyo Rumble continues the partnership established last year with Arc System Works, who owns the River City franchise. River City: Tokyo Rumble will be one of several Natsume titles playable at E3 2016, taking place June 14th – 16th in Los Angeles.
Hiro Maekawa, President & CEO of Natsume spoke about the game, saying:
“We know there’s a loyal fanbase of the River City series in North America who have been asking for more of these addictive games to play. Whether you’re a longtime River City fan or new to the series, there’s plenty of side-scrolling action to love.”
Originally launched as Nekketsu Kouha Kunio-Kun SP: Rantou Kyousoukyoku in Japan, the game is part of a long-running series of side-scrolling RPG brawlers, sports games, and more. North Americans were first introduced to the series with River City Ransom on the NES, with an updated take on the game arriving several years later on the Game Boy Advance. Multiple spinoff games, including volleyball and fighting games, have followed.
The game is set to have a number of features, including:
- Play as Kunio, Riki, and other famous fighters from the River City series
- Take on jobs to earn extra cash, special moves, and more
- Take a break from the main story to fight in a 4-man Rumble or dodgeball match
- Take on your friends using Local Play and Download Play
- Unlock new characters, stages, and songs as you progress through the game
River City: Tokyo Rumble follows the story of a hot-blooded high school student named Kunio and his good friends. When a nefarious gang moves into Tokyo to try to take it over, it’s up to this self-proclaimed “fighter for justice” and his buddies to make sure the streets stay safe.