Thursday, July 14th, 2022

The Rumble Fish and The Rumble Fish 2 Releasing Worldwide on Consoles in Winter 2022


Famitsu reported today that two Dimps-developed 2D fighting games, The Rumble Fish and The Rumble Fish 2, are finally coming to consoles worldwide in Winter 2022. This will be the first ever western release for both titles. Publisher 3goo and Dimps confirmed the upcoming re-releases are slated for release this Winter but did not yet specify which platforms the games will be releasing on. The original Rumble Fish released in arcades in 2004 and on PS2 (Japan) in 2005. The Rumble Fish 2 released exclusively in arcades in March 2005. On that note, the upcoming re-release will be the first ever console version of The Rumble Fish 2.

The latest Famitsu includes a statement from Dimps president Takashi Nishiyama. "
The Rumble Fish is a very memorable game for us at Dimps," said Nishiyama in a press release. "We developed it as a 2D fighting game compatible with the Atomiswave arcade system board developed by Sammy Corporation."
Nishiyama continued, "It may have a classic feel compared to current fighting games, but it was an ambitious project that employed a variety of visual expressions within the limitations of a system board that is now almost 20 years old. I'm proud of what we accomplished. And now, 3goo is once again shining the spotlight on The Rumble Fish series and I'm excited for the renewed potential for the series to grow."


President of 3goo, Nicolas Di Costanzo, had this to say regarding the re-release. "I, personally, have been a long-time fan of Dimps and I am overjoyed to be able to introduce this hidden gem to the world. We're deeply honored Dimps allowed us this wonderful opportunity. This series lit arcades on fire with its mix of mechanics inspired by a variety of fighting games, and now we’re bringing it to consoles so everyone will have easy access to it. We hope you’re as excited to get it as we are to release it."

3goo also released this story trailer to promote the upcoming re-releases.

Following the original release of The Rumble Fish and The Rumble Fish 2, Dimps would go on to develop blockbuster fighting games with Capcom, including: Street Fighter IV, Street Fighter X Tekken, and Street Fighter V. Dimps also had a hand in the development of Bandai Namco's SoulCalibur 6.

Keep it here on Fighters Generation for upcoming news and details regarding The Rumble Fish and The Rumble Fish 2 coming to consoles this Winter.

~Frank Joseph, | @Fighters_Gen


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