Kunio-kun Spirit Event

Nintendo have announced a Kunio-kun themed “River City Smash” spirit event for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate beginning this Friday (24 January) and lasting for five days featuring four spirits from the Kunio-kun universe. Defeat them in battle to earn more gold than usual. Post updated with the full list of spirits Kunio, Ryuichi & Ryuji, Riki (River City), and Goda.

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CODE SHIFTER Announced For Switch

Arc System Works have announced the 2D pixel art action game CODE SHIFTER for release on Nintendo Switch, Playstation 4, Xbonx One, and Steam on 30 January in Japan (and “soon” overseas) as a digital only title priced at ¥2,000. The game includes characters from the franchises Guilty Gear, BlazBlue, and the River City series, and supports Japanese, English, Traditional Chinese, and Korean. A 4-player brawler mini-game “COLORFUL FIGHTERS” is also included. Check out the website here and promo video below.

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This Week’s Japanese Switch Preloads

Three new titles are available to preload in Japan today including the pictured SD Gundam G Generation Cross Rays for ¥9,020 (or ¥13,200 for the Premium G Sound Edition), Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden Deluxe Edition for ¥4,758 (the regular price is ¥5,280), and Stay Cool, Kobayashi-san!: A River City Ransom Story (Nekketsu Kouha Kunio-kun Gaiden Ikasuze! Kobayashi-san) for ¥1,500. Game sizes are 17.8 GB, 6.9 GB, and 798 MB respectively, with all three titles supporting English.

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Ikasuze! Kobayashi-san Dated

Arc System Works have dated the third Kunio-kun game for 2019 with Nekketsu Kouha Kunio-kin Gaiden Ikasuze! Kobayashi-san set for release on the Japanese Nintendo Switch eShop on 07 November priced at ¥1,500. Official website open here. English language support is confirmed. Promo video added below…

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River City Melee Mach!! Team Videos

The Legend Team introduction video for the Kunio-kun game Downtown Rantou Koushinkyoku Mach (River City Melee Mach!!) which releases on the Nintendo Switch eShop on 10 October priced at ¥1,500. Check out the previous promo videos here and here.

Edit: Kirisame, Hinoshima, All American, Soccer, and Hidden Team introduction videos also added…

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Ikasuze!Kobayashi-san Announced

Arc System Works have announced the Kunio-kun spin-off Ikasuze!Kobayashi-san for release on Nintendo Switch this Fall, and which stars Kunio-kun’s long-time rival Masao Kobayashi. The website will soon be open here. Check out the first screenshots below…

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Nintendo Switch Online August Games

Nintendo have announced that the August games for the Nintendo Switch Online service will be Super Chinese and Downtown Nekketsu Koushinkyoku Soreyuke Daiundoukai, with both games scheduled for release on 21 August. The West will see Kung-Fu Heroes and Vice: Project Doom. Introduction videos added below…

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