|Name (kanji/kana):||りき伝説 (りきでんせつ)|
|JP Translation:||Legend of Riki|
|Developer(s):||Aplus Co., Ltd.|
|Publisher(s):||Arc System Works|
|Release Date(s)||December 12, 2012|
Riki Densetsu (りき伝説, りきでんせつ "Legend of Riki") is a role-playing beat 'em up game developed by Aplus Co., Ltd. and published by Arc System Works. It was released on December 12, 2012 on the Nintendo 3DS eShop. It is a prequel to Nekketsu Kōha Kunio-kun Special (a remake of Nekketsu Kōha Kunio-kun, the first game in the Kunio-kun series) with Riki in the role of protagonist before he meets Kunio for the first time.
Hisataka Ikoma was in charge of designing each character (he worked on the art and graphics of River City: Tokyo Rumble). Some members of the development team and real people were used as motifs for some of the new characters in the game. Kōhei Tomita was the game's planner (he would later work in this same position for River City: Tokyo Rumble and River City Super Sports Challenge: All Stars Special).
The origin of Riki's name comes from a Yakuza who roamed the area near the hometown of Yoshihisa Kishimoto (who created the original game and the character). His reasoning for naming Riki after this dangerous person was that Kunio was a strong character and needed an equally strong rival that could face him.