Nintendo’s Urban Champion Joins Arcade Archives This Week

Wednesday, November 7th, 2018

Closed GAME out now at JAST USA!

Look for us on OpenCritic!

Share this page

Great Physical Editions at Physicality Games!

Check out our friends across the pond at

We are proudly a Play-Asia Partner


Ads support the website by covering server and domain costs. We're just a group of gamers here, like you, doing what we love to do: playing video games and bringing y'all niche goodness. So, if you like what we do and want to help us out, make an exception by turning off AdBlock for our website. In return, we promise to keep intrusive ads, such as pop-ups, off oprainfall. Thanks, everyone!


Hamster Co. will release the arcade version of Nintendo’s early fighting game Urban Champion to the Switch on November 9th. The date applies to Japan for now, but it may yet hit western eShops in North America and Europe on the same day.

Historically, 1984’s Urban Champion has never been well-received among critics and fans, who criticize its simplistic fighting mechanics. Urban Champion itself was inspired by the Game & Watch game, Boxing. Despite this unpopularity, Nintendo has re-released it over the years on the e-Reader, Wii, Wii U, and the 3DS via the “3D Classics” series developed by Arika.

Arcade Archives Urban Champion will go for the usual Arcade Archives rate of $7.99 USD when it launches this Friday.

About Alex Irish

When he's not writing about games, Alex Irish is an illustrator and animation expert. His favorite gaming franchise is Pokémon, full-stop, but his favorite game of all time is Resident Evil 4. He attended the first-ever IGN House Party and is a five-time attendee of the Ottowa International Animation Festival.