News PS4 River City Girls WayForward

River City Girls PS4 Release Announced By WayForward

River City Girls PS4 Release

River City Girls, a totally brand new entry in the River City Ransom series of scrolling beat em’ ups has been announced by developer WayForward and publisher Arc System Works.

A co-op side-scrolling fighter, River City Girls leverages that same great retro veneer that previous games had in the series and combines it with a bop-worthy chiptune soundtrack, a whole bunch of stunning art and super fluid animation (honestly look at those *adorable* dives and dodges) and six increasing challenging River City areas for players to brawl across.

Brilliantly, not only will players recognise characters from previous River City games, but some bad guys when beaten down can even be recruited onto your team for an extra dose of ass-kicking, too.

River City Girls is set to release on PS4, Xbox One, PC and Nintendo Switch on September 5, 2019 and will retail at $29.99.

In the meantime though, you can catch the official blurb and the first River City Girls trailer below.

Kick butt, take names, and pound punks in this all-new installment of the classic co-op beat-’em-up series!

We are ecstatic to finally lift the curtain on our upcoming co-op beat-’em-up, River City Girls! Developed here at WayForward and overseen by the fighting-game experts at Arc System Works, this latest entry in the long-running River City (AKA Kunio-Kun) franchise will offer a new generation of old-school action on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC when it arrives on Sept. 5, 2019. You can view the teaser trailer here!

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.

Rated E10+ by the ESRB, River City Girls will be available digitally via the Nintendo eShop, PlayStation Store, Xbox Live, Steam, GOG, and Humble Bundle at the price of $29.99, while a physical version will also be available from Limited Run Games (price and release date TBD).

Key Features:
-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!