WayForward is bringing a twist to the classic beat ‘em up series with River City Girls where you play as Kyoko and Misako who must rescue the kidnapped Kunio and Riki. Here’s a look at some off-screen footage from Anime Expo 2019, courtesy GameXplain.
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.
River City Girls releases for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC on September 5, 2019. Check our previous report to learn more about Kyoko and Misako.