Two Kunio-Kun sports games are coming over with River City Ransom branding. Aksys announced River City Super Sports Challenge and River City Soccer Hooligans for North America. Even though these games have River City branding, Alex isn’t the lead character. Kunio is still the series star.
River City Super Sports Challenge is a localized version of Kunio-Kun Hyper Hot Blooded! Great Athletic Meet which came out in Japan a few weeks ago. It’s one part track meet and one part beat ‘em up. While you’re racing to the finish line you can pummel competitors with moves such as the Pizza Shot and Human Bomb. Customize your character and then challenge up to three friends through download play.
River City Soccer Hooligans is news to us. This soccer game follows Captain Kunio as he faces twelve teams from around the world in two on two matches. Players can manage their gang of troublemakers by talking to teammates and giving them stat boosting items. There are fifty unique items to collect and these are unlocked by fulfilling various conditions. Like Super Sports Challenge, River City Soccer Hooligans has multiplayer modes. You can link up for a two on two soccer battle or point kick match.
Release dates for both River City sports titles were not announced.