3goo Co., Ltd. announced on July 14 that it will release the console version of the THE RUMBLE FISH series in the winter of 2022. The first work The Rumble Fish and The Rumble Fish 2 will be ported to the console and released worldwide. The Rumble Fish 2 will be the first transplant.
The Rumble Fish is a 2D fighting game released for arcades in 2004 by domestic game development company Dimps. On the stage of this work, a large-scale natural disaster occurred in the eastern part of a certain country at the end of the 20th century, and the economic center was severely damaged. At the beginning of the 21st century, a reconstruction project started in a collapsed area in the eastern part of a certain country. The newly built megacorporation-managed city Zone Prime is lined with skyscrapers and entertainment venues, surpassing its former glory. On the other hand, behind the reconstruction, an illegal fighting tournament called F.F.S was held. In this work, as a fighting game, the battle of the characters participating in F.F.S is drawn.
In terms of system, this work follows the basics of a 2D fighting game. In other words, if you approach your opponent with a jump or dash and scrape the enemy’s HP with a special move or combo, you will win. The characteristic points are the offense gauge and the defense gauge, and two gauges. The offense gauge is increased by aggressive actions such as hitting the opponent or making the opponent guard the attack. The defense gauge will increase little by little over time after the start of the match, and will increase if the opponent’s attack is prevented by a guard. By consuming the two gauges, an offensive / defensive system can be used respectively, and the key is how to use both gauges.
As an element, there is a guard gauge in this work, and if you continue to guard the attack and the gauge runs out, a guard crash will occur and you will expose a big gap. Grand Dodge that moves forward with invincible upper body, Erial Dodge that flies forward with invincible lower body, and parts crash that changes the character’s costume during battle are also introduced. Also, in The Rumble Fish 2 released for arcades in 2005, new systems and new characters were added.
According to the press release, this work is still so popular that the tournament is held even now because of its smooth 2D expression, attractive characters, and bargaining with two types of gauges. In addition, this series has never been released overseas, and the second work The Rumble Fish 2 has been ported to the console for the first time. It seems that this console version will be released due to its popularity and unreleased so far.
The console version of The Rumble Fish series will be released worldwide in the winter of 2022.