Today Arc System Works shared a rather interesting tease for fans of the Kunio-kun series, often known in the west as “River City.”
The title is “Kunio-kun no Sangokushida Yo Zen’in Shugo!” which translates as “It’s Kunio-kun Three Kingdoms: Everyone Gathered!”
The release window is simply “coming soon” and platforms have not been announced at all.
The game has been teased with a trailer that doesn’t really show much, if anything.
It’s probably a new Kunio-kun game set in the Romance of the Three Kingdom setting, and it wouldn’t be the first time in which the heroes (and thugs) of the franchise are portrayed in a different era in a variety of spinoffs.
The purpose of the game is to celebrate the 35th anniversary of the series. The original Nekketsu Koha Kunio-kun launched in 1986 in the Japanese arcades.
Since then, there has been a gazillion of sequels and spin-offs from a variety of developers, including the recent River City Girls developed by Wayforward, which has been so successful that it’s getting its own sequel next year.