Update – Thu 6th Feb, 2020 00:45 GMT: Exactly a week later, Arc System Works has made the western release of the Double Dragon & Kunio-kun Retro Brawler Bundle official. It will arrive on the Switch in North America on 20th February.
Here’s the rundown via the official game site:
DOUBLE DRAGON & Kunio-kun Retro Brawler Bundle, consists of 18 titles including 7 DOUBLE DRAGON and Kunio-kun vintage games from the 80’s and 90’s, and all 11 Kunio-kun classic titles from the Family Computer Disk System that have been localized into English for the first time ever. Game genres vary from side-scrolling action, beat-’em-up, sports, and action RPG. Online play mode is available for all titles, and a total of 55 in-game missions are waiting for you to obtain nicknames and avatars to show off to your friends! Can you complete all the games?
And here is the full list of games, including 11 Famicom titles which have been localised in English for the first time ever:
Double Dragon Series
- Double Dragon (1987)
- Double Dragon II: The Revenge (1988)
- Double Dragon III: The Sacred Stones (1990)
- Renegade (1986)
- Super Dodge Ball (1988)
- River City Ransom (1989)
- Crash’n the Boys Street Challenge (1992)
Kunio-kun Series (Published only in Japan, first time localized in NA)
- Nekketsu Renegade Kunio-kun
- Nekketsu High School Dodgeball Club
- Downtown Nekketsu Story
- Nekketsu High School Dodgeball Club – Soccer Story
- Downtown Nekketsu March Super-Awesome Field Day!
- Downtown Special Kunio-kun’s Historical Period Drama!
- Go-Go! Nekketsu Hockey Club Slip-and-Slide Madness
- Surprise! Nekketsu New Records! The Distant Gold Medal
- Nekketsu Fighting Legend
- Kunio-kun’s Nekketsu Soccer League
- Nekketsu! Street Basketball All-Out Dunk Heroes
Original Story – Thu 30th Jan, 2020 07:30 GMT: It was only last week we were saying how underrepresented the Kunio-kun series was, and now this week it’s been discovered the Kunio-kun: The World Classics Collection will seemingly be localised.
According to a tweet by Gematsu, this information comes from the PSN info database Gamstat, which lists the same collection as the “Double Dragon & Kunio-kun Retro Brawler Bundle” and includes the above image. The original version of this collection was made available for the Switch, Xbox One and PlayStation 4 in Japan, so a release on Nintendo’s system locally appears to be highly likely.
Below is a look at the original game, which includes a mixture of Kunio-kun and Double Dragon experiences, ranging from sports to more traditional beat ’em up action.
Is this the collection you’ve been waiting for? Let us know.