River City Ransom Rival Finally Gets His Own 3DS Beat ‘Em Up

By Spencer . December 7, 2012 . 2:32pm

If you played River City Ransom you know Riki as Ryan. He’s Alex’s "buddy" and in the Kunio series Riki is a rival who actually appears as a boss character in Renegade.




Million and Arc System Works announced they’re going to make a retro beat ’em up starring Riki. In Riki’s Legend players only have to worry about two buttons A (punch) and B (kick). Pressing A+B together makes Riki jump. If that’s sounds too old school you can customize the controls in the game’s status menu. When Riki isn’t getting into fights he can eat sushi, get a massage or buy books that teach him new moves.


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Why is Riki so teed off? Two years ago, Riki joined the soccer team and was the "scoring king." He was the favorite player in Hanazono High… until he was suspended. During a big match, twenty cheering fans got injured and Riki’s school got involved. Riki was kicked off the soccer team and suspended from school for half a year. I guess a "bancho" or badass like Riki wouldn’t be fazed by missing class, but Riki wants to find out the truth behind the incident. And that means using his fists or something.


Riki’s Legend will be released as a downloadable Nintendo 3DS game via Japan’s eShop on December 12.



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  • TheBlackKnight3

    oh BARF

  • British_Otaku


  • ShawnOtakuSomething

    BARF! *$12*

  • Göran Isacson

    But of course. The only truth in this world… is the kicking of nuts.

    Google Stinkykick for an explanation for that quote, if it still exists on the internet. It is pretty much every badly dubbed martial arts movie ever in hilarious comic form. Just thought that quote suited the general tone of this here adventure.

    Silly rants aside, REALLY gotta admit I didn’t see this coming. Is this franchise still ongoing in Japan, or is this a really out of left field retro revival thing?

  • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

    Riki’s Legend……..lets go to maid cafe.^_^

  • Aoshi00

    Old school Famicom kana too :) Nice, only 800 yen, so about $10 from eshop.. I got the Aksys Usagimaru game for 500 yen, very hard puzzles though :(.. used to love the Nekketsu Koukou Kunio soccer games…

  • benhofb

    Welp, hope this comes state-side.

  • GuyAlpha

    Hope it hits US eshop. I want to beat the quarters out of high schoolers again.

  • Captain_Jiruo

    My 3DS wants Riki inside it.

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