Urban Champion Is The Next 3D Classic From Nintendo

By Spencer . July 6, 2011 . 12:18am

imageThe 3D Classics section on the Nintendo eShop is pretty empty with only 3D Classics Excitebike and if you have a Japan region system 3D Classics Xevious.


Next on Nintendo’s 3D makeover list is Urban Champion. The one-on-one fighting NES game will be available in 3D on July 13 for 600 yen ($7.50). 3D Classics Urban Champion supports local wireless play if you and a friend have the game installed on a 3DS.


Europe will get 3D Classics Xevious sometime this month. A North American release probably isn’t far behind. 3D Classics Urban Champion will likely follow after Namco’s classic shooter.

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  • I realize that I’m the only one, but I’m happy about this.  And I like how it looks as though they’ve touched it up with some extra features, too.

  • XypherCode

    cool there’s wireless play :D
    hoping this is better than the Wii Virtual Console version

  • Rollersnake

    Does anybody who isn’t a Nintendo employee actually enjoy Urban Champion?  It’s not fun, it’s overly simplistic even for its era, and it’s not even really a historically significant game as it was beaten to the punch by Data East’s Karate Champ, which was a better game anyway.  I really want to know who this game is being rereleased/remade for.

    • SeventhEvening

      I don’t know. I used to play Urban Champion all the time as a kid and I remember enjoying it then. But a lot of time has passed. I was immediately thinking “oh how nice” but then I’d probably download it and discover that it isn’t as fun as I remember. So they might be relying on nostalgia. 

      • malek86

        As a kid, I used to enjoy some pretty crappy C64 games, and I guess kids today enjoy licensed movie tie-ins.

        The lesson of the day is, kids’ tastes can’t be trusted.

  • Wait, isn’t Fight Club based on Urban Champion? 

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  • kupomogli

    Urban Champion isn’t a good game, even back then.  You can get a cart only copy off Ebay as a buy it now for $6 shipped, yet Nintendo is still overpricing their digital downloads.  It’s been reworked into 3D, but I doubt that took really took any work at all.

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