Rumble Fish Revival Project Begins This Summer
Dimps to re-release The Rumble Fish 2 using Taito's NESiCA system.
Earlier this week, developer Dimps revealed that it had acquired the full rights to The Rumble Fish and The Rumble Fish 2. The rights had previously been shared between itself and Sega.
Today, Dimps began a revival of The Rumble Fish franchise with the announcement that The Rumble Fish 2 will be re-released to arcades this summer using Taito's NESiCAxLive arcade system. The game will be tuned up over the original. Dimps promises further details shortly at the game's official site.
Dimps refers to this re-release as the first entry in The Rumble Fish restart project, so we can presumably expect more Rumble Fish in the future.
The Rumble Fish is a 2D arcade fighting game that first appeared in 2004 using Sammy's "Atomiswave" arcade board. The game was later ported to PlayStation 2. A sequel followed in 2005, also on Atomiswave.