River City Girls returns with two new games


Limited Run Games’ stream was mostly aimed at talking about physical games coming to the PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch. However, they did have a couple of surprises in store for fans of Wayforward’s brawlathon, River City Girls.

The company announced that both River City Girls 2 and River City Girls Zero, a retro-themed prequel, will arrive on Xbox platforms, PlayStation platforms, Nintendo Switch. Zero will come first in late 2021, while the sequel won’t debut until 2022.

Here’s a description for each game, straight from the developers:

River City Girls 2

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

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!

Look for more details and gameplay footage soon. In the meantime, if you haven’t checked out the first River City Girls, it’s a must-play. We’ve included the trailer below.

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