First look at Downtown Nekketsu Jidaigeki

Latest Downtown Nekketsu for 3DS, set during Edo period.

Famitsu has gone up with its first online preview of Downtown Nekketsu Jidaigeki, Arc System Works’ newly announced 3DS follow-up to Downtown Special: Kunio-kun no Jidaigeki da yo Zenin Shugo.

The “large volume” story, which is set a few years after the NES game, follows Kunimasa. Relying on the heads of criminal families throughout Japan, Kunimasa will live life day-by-day as he travels Edo period Japan as an outlaw “gambler.” He’ll team up with his partner Tsurumatsu, as well as two henchmen for a max party of four characters.

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The game adds a new “Sword Action” element, which allows players to fight with a katana. Unlike standard weapons, the katana will still be retained even after falling down. However, katana usage does consume “energy” each time it’s swung. But since you can’t restore energy when you lose HP, it’s best to be careful.

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Jidaigeki also offers new special movies, as well as other Edo period-appropriate weapons and gimmicks like buckets and wagons.

Downtown Nekketsu Jidaigeki

Downtown Nekketsu Jidaigeki is due out for 3DS in Japan on May 28.

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