WayForward is a company I think is best known for their Shantae gaming series. In fact, I was going over to their twitter account to find the latest info on Shantae 5, which is know known as Shantae and the Seven Sirens.  I came across them revealing details for something called River City Girls, and instantly I was intrigued because they tagged one of my favorite gaming developers, Arc System Works.

Watching the trailer, I was immediately sold due to the retro nature of the game, not to mention it was a beat em’ up.  I have not seen something in both old school and beat em’ up since Phantom Breaker: Battlegrounds, which left a hole that has not been filled since Xbox 360.

I will give the details that are officially listed, as well as the currently known trailers for River City Girls; Misako and Kyoko Character Spotlight, River City Girls Gameplay Teaser, and their Japanese Version Reveal Trailer.

 Official Details 

 About 

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. 

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!
 Trailers