3goo announced on July 14 that it will release a consumer version of the Dimps-developed fighting game The Rumble Fish series worldwide in the winter of 2022.
- ■ The story of the The Rumble Fish series
- ■ Comment from Takashi Nishiyama, CEO of Dimps Co., Ltd.
- ■ 3goo Co., Ltd. CEO Di Costanzo His comment from Nicola
The The Rumble Fish series is a fighting game whose arcade version was developed in 2004. S.M.A. (Smooth Model Animation) is a topic for smooth 2D expression, attractive characters, and advanced bargaining that makes full use of two types of gauges. It is a title that is still very popular and the tournament is still held.
In 2005, the arcade version of The Rumble Fish 2 with new game systems and characters was also released. This is the first time that this series has been released overseas, and this is also the first time that the second work The Rumble Fish 2 has been transplanted for home use.
■ The story of the The Rumble Fish series
The end of the 20th century… A large-scale natural disaster hit the eastern part of a certain country. Due to this disaster, the economic center disappeared, and high-rise buildings were knocked down in a wide area up to the function of the capital, resulting in a great loss of life of 158,000 people.
Early 21st century… A certain country’s eastern reconstruction project started by the joint venture PROBE-NEXUS (commonly known as probe). Probe relocates his management base to the collapsed area and establishes a huge corporate-managed city. With huge assets and cutting-edge technology poured like hot water, the modern Babylon is formed by skyscrapers that surpass the skyscrapers of the past, the world’s largest market mall, and theme parks and amusement parks. Named the World’s Most Important Place-Zone Prime, it celebrated its spectacular birth as a symbol of the new century.
And now in the undeveloped area-commonly known as the slum area, located in the west block.
■ Comment from Takashi Nishiyama, CEO of Dimps Co., Ltd.
The Rumble Fish is a memorable title for Dimps. Dimps has developed a 2D fighting game for Atomiswave, a commercial system board developed by Sammy Corporation. By the standards of today’s fighting games, it feels a bit classic, but nearly 20 years ago, under the constraints of the system board, I’m proud to say that it’s an ambitious title that makes full use of various image expression ideas. We are here. We hope that 3goo Co., Ltd. will once again put the spotlight on us and that the new possibilities of this The Rumble Fish series will expand again.
■ 3goo Co., Ltd. CEO Di Costanzo His comment from Nicola
I myself have been a fan of Dimps for a long time, so I am very happy to announce this unknown masterpiece to the world for the first time. We are also very honored to have this wonderful opportunity at Dimps. Incorporating various fighting game systems, this series that made the game center enthusiastic will be delivered to anyone for home use, so please look forward to it.
The consumer version of The Rumble Fish series will be released in the winter of 2022. Supported platforms and prices are unknown.