When Arc System Works bought the rights to River City Ransom and some other games, it wasn’t clear what it meant for the fan-made River City Underground. Thankfully, it’s not dead.
When I was a kid, I loved playing games on my NES. In fact, the only thing I loved more was playing co-op on the NES (this is a by-product of being an only child). Luckily for me and my next-door neighbor, there was always River City Ransom—part of the Kunio-kun series, which is still going strong in Japan to this day.
Kunio-kun is a game series that has been around since the NES era. While only a few of the Kunio games have been released in America, like River City Ransom and Super Dodge Ball on the NES, the series has resulted in over 20 titles in Japan in the past two decades.
Indie group Conatus Creative wants to release an official follow-up to Technōs' classic '89 side-scrolling street thug-beating simulator, River City Ransom. But first, they are turning to—you guessed it—Kickstarter.
The boys are back in town in River City Ransom 2, the official sequel to the classic beat-em up, coming to home consoles this summer and PC next year from Japanese developer Miracle Kidz. Read more at Adriasang.
River City Ransom, one of the more fondly-remembered side-scrollers on the Nintendo Entertainment System, isn't the most obvious choice when it comes to commemorative action figures. Which is probably what makes River City Ransom action figures so great.