Urban Champion joining 3D Classics

Original NES street fighter set to join line of depth-enhanced retro games on Japanese 3DS eShop next week.

Although the action in the mid-'80s fighter Urban Champion was a little shallow by today's standards, the original Nintendo Entertainment System game is receiving a thoroughly modern injection of depth. Nintendo of Japan has updated its 3DS eShop release calendar with news that Urban Champion will join the system's 3D Classics line of titles on July 13.

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Released in Japan in 1984 and in the West two years later, Urban Champion put players in the shoes of a blue-haired thug who must best a steady procession of green-haired rivals in unarmed combat. However, the contests of strength are often complicated by flower-pot-flinging locals, open sewer holes, and frequent police patrols. The game also includes a two-player mode so that 3DS owners can play head-to-head in local multiplayer matches.

Urban Champion will sell for ¥ 600, a little more than $7. It will be the second title in the 3D Classics line, joining Excitebike (which is free to download until July 7) on the service. Details for a Western launch of the game have not been announced.

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23 comments
dyns510
dyns510

Ergh! I remember Urban Champion being ridiculously boring! Kung-Fu would have been a better beat-em-up.

Kcube
Kcube

@SolidTy You gave me an idea...Hogans Alley 3d. would be pretty damn cool if they could pull it off w.o the need for a gun.

Land-0-Funk
Land-0-Funk

Nobody I knew even had this game..maybe the parents thought it was too violent :lol:

Superzone
Superzone

Urban Champion? Really? All of these classic NES games available to convert to 3D, and they pick Urban Champion....

dawnofhero
dawnofhero

I don't mind NES classics coming to a handheld, but really, if I wanted to play a NES or SNES game, I would rather buy the original systems and games and play them on a 90s television set.

COPMAN221
COPMAN221

Give me a 3D Punchout and I will be happy :)

monson21502
monson21502

what they should do is put 100 nes games onto 1 game card. and sell em for 20 bucks each....

GunBladeHero
GunBladeHero

Wow! I was just thinking about this game last week, I thought how cool would it be if Nintendo did ever put it on the 3D classics! And here it is, I remember playing it and I laughed out loud when you knocked your oponent into the manhole. Now just have to wait for a release date for the Americas...

Just-Adam
Just-Adam

haha I remember playing this with my brother when I was 3 years old :lol: .. I have no idea though why'd they choose it for the 3DS .. the game was ridiculously shallow even by my 1993-standards ! xD

stEElyDaN909
stEElyDaN909

If your going to only release one new classic title a week, it would be better to stick to games people actually remember and want to play. For every instant buy classic, there will be several of these.... unknowns.

Flint247
Flint247

Good thing Inchworm Animation DSiware is keeping me on my 3DS. :)

McBoogerballz
McBoogerballz

awesome, 3DS already sitting in dust, well, that's the only 3DS i am getting~~....................VITA, oh VITA~~~

The_Dragon_Born
The_Dragon_Born

When is Link to the Past coming? What is up with these lame games? How about Mario Land 2 Nintendo! Its enough to make me stop caring about eshop since Link's Awakening

Flint247
Flint247

Give me a 3D Super Mario World. :D

nickythenewt21
nickythenewt21

Ugh, why couldn't they have done a better game? :(

unbeatable100
unbeatable100

Nintendo needs to speed up its localization process. They announce this for Japan but not the US or Europe. Nintendo would probably make even more money if we didn't have to wait months after the game is released in Japan and the game seems old before it is released here.

Ovirew
Ovirew

The problem is, Nintendo is wasting SO much time on making remakes. A remake here and there is cool, but they aren't giving us new games. I feel like Nintendo isn't really getting what gamers want lately, and while 3D updates of old classics are neat and all, they really aren't showing what the system is capable of or giving people a reason to buy a 3DS.

Fayt1986
Fayt1986

@monson21502 nintendo are doing some good games... i see no problem with all these old classics since people do miss some old style fun. i remember even the DS had a slow start and i have more hours on that then my ps3 and 360 combined :p

monson21502
monson21502

wow nintendo is really dragging the bottom of the barrel to try and get 3d remakes for the 3ds..... cmon guys u made a killing off the ds, ds lite,dsi, dsi xl... spend some money and make some good games now instead of waiting for the user base to get high......

MuffintopX
MuffintopX

River City Ransom would be better

SIMIFU
SIMIFU

I could think of some awesome NES games they could bring to 3ds.