Back in April, Arc System Works confirmed that WayForward was indeed working on a game called River City Girls, following it popping up on rating board websites. But it’s not until this week that the game was properly revealed, and it was confirmed it was indeed coming to the Nintendo Switch.
As expected, the game is indeed a new game in the River City (Kunio-kun) series, featuring a female cast. It will be released on September 5th in Europe and North America, and this September in Japan (most likely on the same day). It will be available exclusively via the Nintendo eShop, and will cost 29.99€ / £29.99. There will also be a a physical version via Limited Run Games at a later date.
Here’s the debut trailer, some details, and the list of key features for River City Girls:
River City Girls stars Kyoko and Misako, two street-tough high-schoolers who must fight their way through the six regions of River City to rescue their kidnapped boyfriends, series mainstays Kunio and Riki. Along the way, they’ll utilize an arsenal of combos, counters, throws, and special attacks; battle an assortment of enemies; accept numerous side quests; level up with experience points; interact with NPCs (including guest stars from past River City games); and shop for a variety of items, food, and gear to boost stats and unlock new abilities. The girls can even wield weapons and recruit defeated foes to join them in combat!
The one- or local two-player bare-knuckle brawling is complemented by spectacular 16-bit-style graphics and an epic synth-pop soundtrack (featuring NateWantsToBattle, Chipzel, Christina Vee, and Megan McDuffee!), while the story roars to life via glorious anime cutscenes and manga-style intermissions.
- Furious beat-’em-up action for one or two players!
- Stunning pixel-art graphics plus anime and manga cutscenes!
- Fantastic soundtrack featuring NateWantsToBattle, Chipzel, Christina Vee, and Megan McDuffee!
- Six large city regions to fight through, complete with shops and side quests!
- Loads of weapons, items, and abilities to power-up your heroines!
- Guest appearances by classic River City characters!
River City Girls (Switch – eShop) comes out on September 5th in Europe and North America, and this September in Japan. The Upcoming Games page has been updated!