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Rival Schools: United By Fate (PlayStation)

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Rival Schools: United By Fate

Also known as: Shiritsu Justice Gakuen: Legion of Heroes (JP)
Developer: Capcom
Publishers: Capcom (JP/US), Virgin Interactive (EU)
Platform: PlayStation
Released in JP: July 30, 1998
Released in US: September 30, 1998
Released in EU: 1998

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Rival Schools: United By Fate is a PlayStation port of Capcom's 3D 1-on-1 school brawler, which adds two new characters to the roster. In addition to the Arcade-standard modes, it's also got new content and modes on a second Evolution Disc.

To do:
  • More regional differences.
  • Some of the extra modes featured in the Japanese Evolution Disc were still included in the US and European versions, but are they functional or unused? Look into them and document them.


Read about prototype versions of this game that have been released or dumped.
Prototype Info

Regional Differences

Title Screen

Japan (Evolution Disc) US (Evolution Disc) Europe (Evolution Disc)
RivalSchoolsUBFPSJPTitleScreenEvolutionDisk.png RivalSchoolsUBFPSUSTitleScreenEvolutionDisk.png RivalSchoolsUBFPSEUTitleScreenEvolutionDisk.png
Japan (Arcade Disc) US (Arcade Disc) Europe (Arcade Disc)
RivalSchoolsUBFPSJPTitleScreenArcadeDisk.png RivalSchoolsUBFPSUSTitleScreenArcadeDisk.png RivalSchoolsUBFPSEUTitleScreenArcadeDisk.png

As with it's arcade counterpart, the logos are different as the game is known as Shiritsu Justice Gakuen: Legion of Heroes in Japan, and as Rival Schools: United By Fate outside Japan. The copyright text has been expanded to mention Capcom U.S.A in the US version, but it remains unchanged in Europe.

Main Menus

Japan (Evolution Disc) International (Evolution Disc)
RivalSchoolsUBFPSJPMainMenuEvolutionDisk.png RivalSchoolsUBFPSUSMainMenuEvolutionDisk.png
Japan (Arcade Disc) International (Arcade Disc)
RivalSchoolsUBFPSJPMainMenuArcadeDisk.png RivalSchoolsUBFPSUSMainMenuArcadeDisk.png

As with the title screen, the logo is different between regions. The extra Character Edit, School Life, and Minigames modes on the Evolution Disc were all removed in the US and European versions.

Japan International
RivalSchoolsUBFPSJPMenuBGLogo.png RivalSchoolsUBFPSUSMenuBGLogo.png

The logos in the Menu background were changed between regions.

1P Mode and Versus Mode Character Select Screens

Japan International
RivalSchoolsUBFPSJPCharacterSelect.png RivalSchoolsUBFPSUSCharacterSelect.png
Japan International
RivalSchoolsUBFPSJPVersusSelectionScreen.png RivalSchoolsUBFPSUSVersusSelectionScreen.png

The text and logos on the 1P Mode Character Select screen and the Versus Mode selection screens are translated outside Japan.

Japan-Exclusive Extra Modes

The game's second disc (named the Evolution Disc), featured several new minigames to complement the arcade original. This disc included several minigames based on some of the students' activities and the Nekketsu Seisyun Nikki mode, a character creation mode in the form of a dating sim. In this mode, a player would be able to create a student and go through a typical school year. Over this time, the custom character could develop friendships with any of the characters at the various schools, which allowed to give the custom character moves and reveal bits and pieces about the existing characters and their backgrounds. Once the custom character was finished with the school year, it could be used in any of the normal fighting modes, save for the original Arcade game.

Capcom translated most of the games on the Evolution Disc for the English localization, and planned to include the character creation mode (rebranded as "School Life") as well, but later abandoned it, citing the amount of time it would take to translate it from Japanese to English. The rest of the extra modes featured in the Evolution Disc were still included in the overseas versions.