River City: Rival Showdown

Release Dates
(3DS) Japan
Oct 27 2016
(3DS) Worldwide
Nov 21 2017
(PS4, Switch, PC) Worldwide
Oct 12 2023

River City: Rival Showdown is a side-scrolling beat ’em up video game developed by APlus Games and published by Arc System Works. The 3DS version is published by Natsume in the west.


River City: Rival Showdown, released in Japan to celebrate the Kunio-Kun series’ 30th anniversary, takes the original story of River City Ransom and adds multiple story paths, multiple endings, and a dynamic fighting system that evolves the Kunio-Kun series in a new, exciting direction!

One night, Kunio is attacked by two mysterious individuals. On top of that, Riki’s girlfriend has disappeared, and it’s up to Kunio to find out the truth! Kunio has just three days to unravel the mystery, and he’ll need your help to take down all who stand in his way. Take on some familiar faces from the River City games and meet new ones in this fast-paced beat ’em up RPG.

Key Features

  • Different story paths and multiple endings.
  • A day and night cycle.
  • Bonus Double Dragon fighting game included.
  • Super special moves, such as “Turbo Stone Hands.”
  • Two-player local co-op play.
  • Multiple difficulty levels.

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