Smash Bros. Ultimate 'Kunio-Kun' Spirit Board event announced

A hot-blooded event!

The next Smash Bros. Ultimate Spirit Board event is set to take place on Jan. 24th, 2020, and will run for five days. This time around, spirits from the Kunio-kun series are going to be joining in on the action.


Very cool. Cool if they made it as fighters.

Best Smash announcement of the past week.

F***. Another on my most wanted list slain.

First time I hear about this series, but I always enjoy getting new Spirits. Gotta keep that collection complete.

In the US they were in a game called River City Ransom, A 2d beat em up that had money collecting for upgrades and other rpg elements.

Thanks! That name sounds somewhat familiar to me, at least, but that's about it.

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It doesn't help that a lot of the older games were totally butchered during localization... we may refer to the series as "River City" now, but back in the day it seems they got americanized into a variety of different IPs with no obvious connections.

Renegade, Super Dodge Ball and Crash ‘n the Boys Street Challenge are all part of the series. Not all of them were beat em ups. Quite a few were sports related. Of course the recently released River City Girls is another spin-off. The characters who show up in the game are from the dozens of Kunio games that came out, many of which never got western releases.

Now I'm even more confused, lol. Oh well.

Neat to see them in some form, but they would have been great as fighters. Smash is sorely lacking in beat-em-up reps.

Oh shoot, this was a DLC hope for mine. Still pretty glad to see them as spirits and this also means ARC SYSTEM WORKS is now involved in a minor way

I mean I get it some people are salty that the fifth character is another FE rep, but I really don't think Kunio-kun ever had its chance. I can't even imagine the reactions if the last dlc character had been that.


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