Most of us have a lot of good memories playing the stupid yet funny soccer and basketball games with the Nekketsu Kouha Kunio-kun series on our 4-button console. And now, the epic battle royale in the series - Downtown Nekketsu Koushinkyoku: Soreyuke Daiundoukai - or River City Melee Mach!! in English - is back in action!

This remake version will keep the good-old gameplay from the original one but will give us a bunch of new features. You can see this trailer of the game below to gain some nostalgic feelings of our old times.

Featuring the story of a bunch of hot-heads

I know the story is not the thing that fans of the River City Melee Mach!! fans are waiting for. However, it's still great to understand what you're fighting for is better right! With that being said, let's talk about the game's story.

Weird things keep taking places before the Great Athletic Meet - a competitive event from the host of Reihou Academy.

First, there hangs a poster saying " A Melee Tournament will be Held" that confused the whole town. After that, there are a lot of incidents where high school students in the area keep getting attacked. Considering the time that those incidents happen and the appearance of the poster, it's safe to say this is not coincident.

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The recent fights are not coincident

The case is very fishy, and our main character can't let that be. Hence, Kunio-kun will collect the strongest guys in this hot-blooded high school to figure out what is happening. With curiosity and aggressiveness, the crew is heading to this melee tournament!

What's new in this battle royale?

Similar to the original game, River City Melee Mach!! is still going to pitch up to four players in a closed arena to fight until fainted. You can also pick up weapons dropping randomly on the arena to make your fight easier. The cute characters from the 80s era will return on the screen for hot-blooded fights!

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The cute characters are back, and more to come

However, there is a wide list of enhancements that will come to this remake. First of all, there will be more high-school fighters joining the melee tournament. To be more specific, there will be totally 180 characters lying in over 30 teams with more than 250 special moves in this game.

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You can even pick up Sailor Moon's magic wand!

Furthermore, this River City Melee Mach!! remake will support a lot of play mode. The first one is the single-player mode, in which you fight against the AI-controlled characters to figure out the whole story behind the tournament. The second one - is the online mode, where you can test your skills with many players all over the world. Your whole record will be ranked, which means punching and kicking down more opponents will grant you higher spots.

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You can fight in both single-player mode and online mode

Last but not least, if you're finding some fun experiences with your friends, the local mode is the best for you. In this mode, you can fight alongside your family and friends, and you can customize the win conditions as well as the rules on your own will.

Release date and supported platforms of River City Melee Mach!!

River City Melee Mach!! is going to release worldwide for PS4, Switch and PC through Steam. The official release date of the game is October 10, and it will cost $13.99.

That's not a cheap price, but a reasonable one considering how hard is the developer trying to give us this great remake of our all-time favorite game.

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It's a reasonable price

The publisher Arc System Works announced that there will be an English language option as well. Hence, we can enjoy the whole story of the game that we don't have our chances in the past due to the Japanese text.