Arc System Works revealed the opening movie for Kunio-kun no Sangokushi da yo: Zeiin Shūgō! (It’s Kunio’s Record of the Three Kingdoms: Everyone Assemble!), the latest game in the Nekketsu Kо̄ha Kunio-kun franchise, during its Tokyo Game Show 2021 presentation on Sunday. The video reveals that the game will launch for Nintendo Switch in December, and will launch for PlayStation 4 and PC via Steam in April 2022 or later.
A+ Games (Kill la Kill The Game: IF, Little Witch Academia: Chamber of Time) is developing the game.
Arc System Works had revealed a year-long 35th anniversary project for the series in May, stating there would be new games, related projects, and collaborations for the franchise.
Technos Japan released the first game in the Kunio-kun series in May 1986, and the series has had numerous installments since then. Some of the games in the series were localized in the West with altered titles, visuals, and stories, resulting in such titles as River City Ransom, Renegade, and Crash ‘n’ the Boys: Street Challenge.
Arc System Works acquired the rights to a number of Technos Japan games — including Double Dragon, Super Dodge Ball, River City Ransom, and Kunio-kun games — in June 2015. The company released Kunio-kun: The World Classics Collection — a collection of games in the Kunio-kun franchise — on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Switch in December 2018. The River City Girls spinoff game debuted in September 2019.
Source: TGS 2021 Arc System Works‘ livestream