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Urban Champion Coming Out in 3D

by Neal Ronaghan - July 5, 2011, 11:01 pm PDT
Total comments: 13 Source: http://www.nintendo.co.jp/3ds/eshop/sadj/index.htm...

That's right. One of the six 3D Classics is Urban Champion and not something good.

Urban Champion is coming out as a 3D Classic in Japan on July 13 for 600 yen.

The simple one-on-one fighting game originally came out on the Famicom in 1984, and the NES in 1986.

It is the third 3D Classic to come out in Japan after Excitebike and Xevious. So far, six 3D Classics have been made. Only Excitebike has come out in North America and Europe.

Talkback

James was mentioning how Star Fox 64 3D should be labeled 3D classic. I'll say this shouldn't... it's not classic, just old. I understand the effort it takes to port these games into 3D and we should expect the early games first, but seriously, Urban Champion? They didn't even re-release that one for GBA in Japan.

TJ SpykeJuly 05, 2011

Really? When this game was released on Virtual Console I think it was pretty much panned has being a terrible game, are they gonna charge people to play it again in 3D?

CericJuly 06, 2011

You think their be more care in the choices made for these.  I rather have LoZ as a 3DS classic.  Allow me to have mulitple items mapped.  BAM Insta-Improvement.

Retro DeckadesJuly 06, 2011

Quote from: TJ

Really? When this game was released on Virtual Console I think it was pretty much panned has being a terrible game, are they gonna charge people to play it again in 3D?

It could be worse -- THIS could have been the free 3D classic when the eShop launched and not Excitebike.

CericJuly 06, 2011

Quote from: OneTwenty

Quote from: TJ

Really? When this game was released on Virtual Console I think it was pretty much panned has being a terrible game, are they gonna charge people to play it again in 3D?

It could be worse -- THIS could have been the free 3D classic when the eShop launched and not Excitebike.

That is true.

GKJuly 06, 2011

Why do they think we want to play this? Did it sell really well on VC? I hated it the first time on NES.

Ian SaneJuly 06, 2011

I figure either Nintendo knows that Urban Champion is shit and is re-releasing it early because they know there is no chance in hell the game will sell alongside a better selection or the person in charge of this and the VC is clueless and doesn't know that is widely considered the worst game Nintendo ever made (aside from maybe DK Jr. Math, which is probably next).

Mop it upJuly 06, 2011

Whatever happened to the phrase "to report, not decide"?

Quote from: Mop

Whatever happened to the phrase "to report, not decide"?

Aside from the abstract, it's reporting. If you noticed, our abstracts usually include our closest examples to snark. In this case, Urban Champion is so unbearably bad that it was worth making a pithy comment in the abstract.

AVJuly 06, 2011

i really gotta question Nintendo logic. Why waste money and time on this shit ? Is it popular in Japan or something? It's not like 3D would really make it neat looking either

RasJuly 07, 2011

I like Urban Champion and I cannot lie.  I'll be the only one, I guess.  Liked it back in the day, too.  Though, the Nintendo game I would love to see in 3D is Popeye.  Rights nightmare?  It was apparently on mobiles, but either it's been pulled or it didn't make it to the iPhone.

UncleBobRichard Cook, Guest ContributorJuly 07, 2011

Quote from: Ian

I figure either Nintendo knows that Urban Champion is **** and is re-releasing it early because they know there is no chance in hell the game will sell alongside a better selection or the person in charge of this and the VC is clueless and doesn't know that is widely considered the worst game Nintendo ever made (aside from maybe DK Jr. Math, which is probably next).

DK Jr. Math is better than this, by far.

That said, Urban Champion was re-released as an e-Reader title - and thus is awesome.

CericJuly 07, 2011

Quote from: UncleBob

Quote from: Ian

I figure either Nintendo knows that Urban Champion is **** and is re-releasing it early because they know there is no chance in hell the game will sell alongside a better selection or the person in charge of this and the VC is clueless and doesn't know that is widely considered the worst game Nintendo ever made (aside from maybe DK Jr. Math, which is probably next).

DK Jr. Math is better than this, by far.

That said, Urban Champion was re-released as an e-Reader title - and thus is awesome.

So its been on NES, eReader, VC, 3DS Classic.  Besides NES anyone see a trend here.

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