Namco Bandai Is Reviving Retro Game Challenge With 3DS Game Slated For Winter

By Spencer . June 16, 2013 . 10:17pm

imageArnio returns with a new Retro Game Challenge or if you’re in Japan Game Center CX game. Namco Bandai is confirmed to be the publisher of the Retro Game Challenge title for Nintendo 3DS and the game is on track for a winter release in Japan.


Retro Game Challenge is being developed by G.rev, makers of Mamorukun Curse! and Senko no Ronde. Xseed brought over the first Retro Game Challenge game, but didn’t localize the sequel. I wonder if they’ll get Game Center CX since they appear to be doing really well with games like The Last Story and Killer is Dead.

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  • landlock

    I wouldn’t be surprised to see NB do it themselves. They’ve been on a roll lately.

    • Spirit Macardi

      I’d be surprised, considering if a game of theirs has niche appeal they normally sweep it right under the rug.


        • Spirit Macardi

          … And?

          Doesn’t really contradict my point, seeing as that’s just one game that was download-only and likely cost pennies to localize.

  • sakusakusakura_nyo

    Cool, I liked the first Retro Game Challenge for DS.

  • pantsonadog

    If they do bring it over please DON’T DUB ARINO’S VOICE! Or put a Japanese language option. It’s not GCCX without Arino.

    • Ouch My Head Said Dionysus

      they used yuri lowenthall last time, didn’t they? sheesh.

    • Zeik56

      You sure are picky considering the 2nd game never got localized at all due to the incredibly poor sales of the first. This game getting localized under any circumstances would already be a miracle.

      Beggars can’t be choosers.

      • pantsonadog

        I’m just saying at least keep the Japanese dub and have an option for English. I bought the first game and was disappointed it wasn’t Arino yelling at me while I play video games.

    • While the voice is odd, I got much happier when I realized it was essentially Gig (Soul Nomad)/Haseo (.hack) complaining about my gaming.

      It made things far more amusing to imagine, at least.

      • Spirit Macardi

        You mean I could be insulted on my gameplay by Yuri Lowenthal?! My god, I have to get this game :D

    • fireholly

      If you’re lucky enough to have a backup cartridge, there is an undub patch available for the ROM.

  • I feel like there’d be more opportunity for this, at least.

    After all, now that GCCX is more known in America, this has more publicity than the first game had.

  • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

    Arnio really Spencer? You are going to make Kachou sad there.T_T

  • Hours

    I’m still extremely disappointed that we never got RGC 2 in the US. I wanted that game SO bad, and still do.

  • For those hyped by this game, here are some of Arino’s Romance Tips:

  • US version, bastards. BRING IT. NOW.

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