Downtown Special: It’s Kunio’s Period Piece, Assemble Everyone!!, or Technos Samurai, patched with a new English translation released a couple months ago.
This Japan-only Famicom game was a follow-up to River City Ransom that had Kunio and friends acting out a period play taking place in Medieval Japan. I brought it up because, as you might have heard, Miracle Kidz is crafting a modern sequel to River City Ransom that will release for consoles in Japan this summer and on PCs next year.
Miracle Kidz, which is working with some ex-Technos staff, is the same doujin group that released River City Dodge Ball All Stars!! for PC and XBLIG not too long ago. The team is also releasing a WiiWare port for that dodgeball title to Japan in two months.
If we’re lucky, publishers will overlook that hardly anyone bought River City Soccer Hooligans or River City Super Sports Challenge last year, and will decide to localize these games in the U.S. anyway.
See also: A bunch more Kunio posts