River City Girls

In April, we found out WayForward was teaming up with Arc System Works to release a brand new entry in the River City / Kunio-kun series.

The talented independent developer has now confirmed River City Girls will be released on 5th September, on the Nintendo Switch and multiple other platforms. According to the PR, it includes local two-player co-op, stunning pixel art graphics, anime and manga cutscenes, a "fantastic" soundtrack and will be priced at $29.99.

This latest entry in the long-running series stars Kyoko and Misako - two "street-tough high-schoolers" who will have to fight their way through the six regions of River City to rescue their kidnapped boyfriends (Kunio and Riki - the series mainstays).

The fighting system has been overseen by Arc System Works and requires players to utilise an arsenal of combos, counters, throws and special attacks. Along the way, the girls will take on numerous side quests, level up, interact with NPCS (including guest stars from past entries), shop for a variety of items and gear to boost stats, unlock new abilities, wield weapons and recruit defeated foes.

This is supported by an epic synth-pop soundtrack (NateWantsToBattle, Chipzel, Christina Vee and Megan McDuffee!). Limited Run Games will also be offering a physical version – with more details to be revealed at a later date.

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