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River City: Tokyo Rumble Is Getting A Physical Release In North America

River City: Tokyo Rumble is coming stateside! River City Ransom is without a doubt my favorite beat ’em up on the NES! The game itself is part of a larger series, known as the “Kunio-Kun” series in Japan, which spawned a multitude of sequels. However only a small handful of titles were ever released in North America. Some of these titles included: Renegade, Super Dodge Ball and  Crash ‘n the Boys: Street Challenge.

So it should come as a pleasant surprise to fans in the West (Myself included) that Natsume recently announced that River City: Tokyo Rumble would be coming to the Nintendo 3DS here in North America. The game was originally intended as a digital release only, but it looks like as though a physical copy will be available as well.

[Tokyo Rumble] was going to be digital-only. You don’t have to sell to retail or try to explain or try to get the physical product placed on store shelves [with online exclusive releases]. That gives you the ability to take a few more chances. When we announced [Tokyo Rumble], there was an outcry of, ‘It better be physical,’ so we’re going to do a limited edition physical release.

There’s still no release date for Tokyo Rumble but it is expected to launch sometime later this year just in time for the 30th anniversary of the long running series. I don’t know about you but I am definitely putting my copy on reserve. What about you guys? Sound off in the comments section below.

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Will Mendez
Wilson is one of our very talented writers here on the Xyphur who enjoys writing what he’s most passionate about, nostalgia. His writing is reflective of his experiences as well as providing a narrative to the pop culture that molded him. He’s definitely a child of the 80’s who still proudly enjoys television, film and video games from that era. Maybe a little too much. In his free time he likes to exercise, draw, play video games and binge watch anything on Hulu or Netflix.

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