River City: Rival Showdown is Launching This November

Thursday, August 31st, 2017

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Natsume has announced that they will be launching River City: Rival Showdown, also known as Downtown Nekketsu Monogatari SP this November. The game will release both physically and digitally via the Nintendo eShop and will retail for $29.99.  The retail version will include a limited edition keychain as a gift with purchase while supplies last.

“We are very excited for players to battle their way through River City: Rival Showdown,” said Hiro Maekawa, President and CEO of Natsume. “The River City franchise has changed a lot since when it first debuted, but our fans will be happy to see classic Kunio-Kun elements in this new game as well.”

Here is a lot more information about the game straight from the press release:

River City: Rival Showdown, released in Japan to celebrate the Kunio-Kun series’ 30th anniversary, takes the original story of River City Ransom and adds multiple story paths, multiple endings, and a dynamic fighting system that evolves the Kunio-Kun series in a new, exciting direction!

One night, Kunio is attacked by two mysterious individuals. On top of that, Riki’s girlfriend has disappeared, and it’s up to Kunio to find out the truth! Kunio has just 3 days to unravel the mystery, and he’ll need your help to take down all who stand in his way. Take on some familiar faces from the River City games and meet new ones in this fast-paced beat-’em-up RPG.

River City: Rival Showdown will feature:

  • Different Story Paths and Different Endings!
  • A Day and Night Cycle!
  • Bonus Double Dragon Fighting Game Included!
  • Super Special Moves, Such as Turbo Stone Hands!
  • 2 Player Local Co-Op Play!
  • Multiple Difficulty Levels!

Players can follow the latest news for all of the beloved Natsume franchises at www.natsume.com and by scooping all of the latest Natsume updates, contests, screen shots and more at www.natsume.com/facebook and www.twitter.com/natsume_inc.

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  • Jeff Neuenschwander

    Damn, this is something like the third game they’ve localized for us in the past year or so.