PR - Nintendo Switch “Arcade Archives URBAN CHAMPION” release date announcement

Announcing the release date of “Arcade Archives URBAN CHAMPION”

HAMSTER Co. (Head Offices: Tokyo-to, Setagaya-ku; CEO: Satoshi HAMADA; referred to below as “HAMSTER” announces that from November 9th, 2018, Arcade Archives URBAN CHAMPION will be available digitally for Arcade Archives, the downloadable series by HAMSTER for Nintendo Switch™.

URBAN CHAMPION is a beat 'em up fighting game, first released by Nintendo in 1984. True to its namesake, fighting men duke it out, fist to fist, for the title of “Urban Champion”! Go into battle with light and heavy punches, as well as dodging and other defensive maneuvers. Take on a 2 player battle, and try to read your opponents' moves to become the victor!

Title: Arcade Archives URBAN CHAMPION
Platform: Nintendo Switch
Price: $7.99
Release Date: November 9th, 2018
Official Website: http://www.hamster.co.jp/american_hamster/arcadearchives/

Categories: Press Releases, Consoles
Tags: eshop, switch


I honestly thought for a second that Nintendo announced an Urban Champion reboot. I have no idea how or why.

The memes have become reality.

I wonder if newer Nintendo arcade titles, such as the Cruis'n series, will be released in the Arcade Archives series

I don’t think so. They’re harder games to emulate and I think for a title like Cruisin, there’s a bit of licensing issues, which may be why Crusin USA was amongst the short few of games that released of Wii VC, that didn’t make Wii U VC

Maybe let some things just die in the past? Don't see them at all regaining money lost in porting this?

... The arcade version is the SAME as the NES one? Woah! o-o

Not quite, it has background music and a higher focus on score chasing meaning the game actually has a point to it. It's more fitting in this form than the NES version

it has background music

.... .... ... OMG. I never realized there was no music in the NES version before. Just started the game to see... o-o I can clearly remember music, but the evidence is against my memory here. Lol. xD

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