River City Girls Returns to the Streets with Two New Games

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WayForward announces the unstoppable combo of River City Girls 2 and River City Girls Zero

Valencia, Calif. – June 14, 2021 – Look out, River City! Independent game studio WayForward, in conjunction with co-publisher and IP holder Arc System Works, is elated to announce that the River City Girls are hitting the mean streets once again in not one but two knuckle-busting beat-’em-ups: River City Girls 2 and River City Girls Zero. An all-new entry in the River City franchise, River City Girls 2 is planned to arrive on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, and PC in 2022, while River City Girls Zero — a localized version of the 1994 title Shin Nekketsu Koha: Kunio-tachi no Banka — is currently scheduled for release on Nintendo Switch in late 2021 with other platforms to follow.

Picking up shortly after the original, River City Girls 2 once again put players in control of Misako and Kyoko — as well as Kunio, Riki, and other characters — as they set out on an all-new beat-’em-up adventure across the mean streets of River City. New moves, new enemies, new recruits, new environments, and the return of an old foe await, along with the same over-the-top sense of humor and adrenaline-pumping combat of its predecessor. The game will also feature two-player co-op action both locally and online.

River City Girls Zero, meanwhile, lets players experience the first time that Misako and Kyoko teamed up with Kunio and Riki to take to the streets in hard-hitting, curb-stomping action. While the graphics, music, and gameplay all remain true to the classic 16-bit Super Famicom release, this version marks the first time the 1994 game will be localized for the West. A new opening cinematic, new manga cutscenes, and new theme song by River City Girls composer Megan McDuffee have been added as well. Set out solo or team up with a friend in local co-op and discover how the River City Girls story began!

Alongside their digital versions, both River City Girls 2 and River City Girls Zero will be offered as physical releases from Limited Run Games. For the latest news on both River City Girls games, as well as information on other WayForward titles, please visit www.wayforward.com and follow @wayforward on Twitter and Facebook.

About WayForward

Based in Valencia, California, WayForward was founded in 1990 and has remained an independent game developer for more than 30 years. It is home to many talented individuals including programmers, environment artists, animators, modelers, illustrators, audio wizards, designers, and team leaders. With new avenues for distributing games directly to fans, they are finally able to make the games they have always wanted to.

About Arc System Works

Arc System Works is a developer and fighting game specialist from Japan – best known for the Guilty Gear series of games and, more recently, the BlazBlue series – that has garnered international critical acclaim for its innovative fighting system and spectacular 2D artwork. For more information, please visit the official website at www.arcsystemworks.com.

River City Girls, Kunio-Kun, and all related characters, names, locations, and assets are copyright © ARC SYSTEM WORKS. All rights reserved. Game Copyright © 2021 WayForward Technologies Inc. Used under license.

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