March 3rd starts the Nintendo Switch era, but before that date comes it’s still the time of the 3DS (and the Wii U I suppose). Earlier this week, developer Lazy Bear Games and publisher tinyBuild Games announced that fighter management sim with RPG and tycoon elements, Punch Club, is set to come to the 3DS on January 19th at the price point of $9.99 USD.
The game’s port is said to have been reworked from the ground and take advantage of the platform’s dual screens, as well as include the The Dark Fist DLC.
First time hearing about Punch Club? No problem — here’s an overview, courtesy of the game’s Steam page:
Your father was brutally murdered before your eyes. Now you must train hard, eat chicken and punch dudes in the face to earn your place in the Punch Club ranks, and discover who ended your father’s life.
Punch Club is a boxing tycoon management game with multiple branching story lines. Your goal is clear, but how you get there depends on whether you want to legitimately climb the rankings, or take the more ridiculous, shady route.
Along the way you’ll want to focus your talents. Will you take the Way of the Tiger, the Way of the Turtle, or the Way of the [other one?]? Your strength, accuracy and agility all depends on whichever Way enlightens your path. Do you have stripes, or flippers?
And every decision will matter, especially in your social life. You’ll be juggling friendships, love life, work, recreational time, relationships, and possible stardom, all alongside your gym time and fighting aligators. It’s not all just pumping iron, you know.
Fighter management sim with RPG and tycoon elements
Find out who killed your father, and maybe learn something about yourself along the way
Heavily story-driven, with multiple different narrative branches and game endings to discover
Get as deep with stats as you like, and find your own way through extensive skill trees
Gorgeous pixel visuals with 80-90s references and nostalgia all over the place
Punch Club previously released on PC, Mac, and mobile devices back in 2016. In my opinion, it is one of the more hidden gem games of last year. Below, you can watch the game’s new trailer showcasing the game on 3DS: