River City Ransom. Nintendo World Cup. Super Dodgeball. What do all of these games have in common? If you answered Kunio Kun aka one of the best series of all time, then you know what's up!
Arc System Works recently announced on Famitsu a remake of Downtown Nekketsu Koushinkyoku Soreyuke Daiundoukai and this is extremely good news! Also known as Crash 'n' the Boys: Street Challenge (released 1990 for the NES), this game takes the chunky sprite characters from the Kunio Kun series and pits them against each other in an unorthodox sporting event where everything goes, especially cheating ;)
New to this version are highly detailed 3D backgrounds, online multiplayer support, and a single player story mode. The best thing of all for fans is that the classic character sprites have been retained, offering a retro charm exclusive to this series! While there is no exact release date, expect this winter, 2014!