Stay Cool, Kobayashi-San! For PS4, NS & XB1 – Barf’em away!!!
Stay Cool, Kobayashi-San!: A River City Ransom Story
PlayStation®4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox™One Ι Genre: River City Action
Do you remember the twin brothers Billy and Jimmy Lee, if not you, maybe, heard their nom de plume: Double Dragon!
Created in 1987 by Yoshihisa Kishimoto, and released by Technōs Japan, this beat’em up is still considered one of the best games in the whole genre. The story is pretty simple; a gang known as Black Warriors have kidnapped Marian, Billy’s girlfriend, so they start a long, dangerous journey towards their hideout to rescue her safe and sound. Using their knowledge of the legendary Chinese martial art Sou-Setsu-Ken; these street warriors must defeat hundreds of deadly opponents before reach the crime kingpin Willy Mackey. He’s the Black Warriors’ supreme boss, and he has kidnapped Marian only to learn the secrets of the Double Dragons’ fighting technique. Due to its extreme popularity among the world; Double Dragon has been ported for dozens of different home systems including NES, Master System, Atari Lynx, Commodore 64; giving birth to a proper series which is built by 13 titles. What few people know is that Double Dragon is the successor of another game that is fixed in the memory of thousands of gamers of the 80: Renegade or as it is more famous Nekketsu Kōha Kunio-kun!
Inspired by Technōs Japan’s president Kunio Taki; Kunio-kun is a hot-tempered high-school boy protagonist of more than 30 games that have appeared on dozens of game systems. Renowned as one of the most influential characters in the industry; Kunio-Kun is a very eclectic series in which genres vary from classic scrolling beat ’em up to crazy food puzzle games. Titles like Games like Super Dodge Ball, River City Ransom or Downtown Nekketsu Monogatari, despite the obvious differences of gameplay mechanics, share the same cast of hot-headed high-school heroes; who have also appeared in the manga, TV drama, and even a live-action movie which helped the series to become a massive worldwide hit.
With its unique cast of playable superstars; every Kunio-kun game provides different experiences that let you discover more and more about this ultra-pop universe. Now it’s time to go deeper, discovering all about Masao Kobayashi; the leader of the Reiho High School Shitennō, and the protagonist of Stay Cool, Kobayashi-San!: A River City Ransom Story for PS4, NS & XB1!!!
It’s time to BARF your way once again in a totally revamped River City; with this brand new spin-off game, you’ll live a story that goes beyond time and space. Featuring a multi-branched plot; in this title, you’ll stand before a series of difficult decisions to make, every choice will take you to a different ending but that’s not all. Including also a wonderful customization system, you can create your character from 0 choosing between a big number of characteristics; just keep in mind that whoever you create, he or she, must have a huge amount of hot blood to be victorious, and defeat the mysterious organization who wants to conquer the planet starting from your hometown.
Seat your belts firmly because in Stay Cool, Kobayashi-San!: A River City Ransom Story for PS4, NS & XB1 you’ll travel between the present and the future; exploiting his formidable knowledge of the martial arts plus incredible street smarts, Kobayashi-san is certainly THE most dangerous fighting machines in River City and the only one who can save billions of people.
Use your hands & legs in the deadliest way possible; helped by a lot of old & new friends like Sayo Marugami, Yugo Yamada, Kunio, and for the first time on screen, the mysterious boy from the future Kouki Mizoguchi, you must act quickly before the world as we know it ends forever.
Even the most sophisticated time-travel technology can nothing against millennial fighting techniques; you know, this mission won’t be easy, but with the digital-only Stay Cool, Kobayashi-San!: A River City Ransom Story for PS4, NS & XB1 you can save the day!
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