Renegade is not a great game, but I'm glad that it exists. Better known for its influence on the beat-'em-up genre than for its primitive gameplay, Renegade also kicked off Technos' Kunio-kun series, which begat fun stuff like River City Ransom and Super Dodge Ball.

Renegade will soon get a shot at redemption with an upcoming Nintendo 3DS remake from Arc System Works and the ex-Technos staffers at developer Million. Screenshots at Famitsu show the original game's more realistic-proportioned characters swapped out with their stubby River City Ransom counterparts -- a promising first step.

In addition to single-player story and arcade modes, the remake will also feature a Nekketsu Kakutou Densetsu-esque Battle Royale mode for up to four players, along with a multiplayer-focused mission mode.

[via Tiny Cartridge]