New River City Girls Titles Announced
WayForward Technologies has announced two new River City Girls titles — spin-offs to the Kunio-kun brawler series — for release in North America and Europe. The first title is River City Girls Zero, which is a Nintendo Switch port of Japanese-only Super Famicom title Shin Nekketsu Koha: Kunio-tachi no Banka. The game stars regular Kunio-kun characters Kunio and Riki, but Misako and Kyoko are also playable.
River City Girls Zero will include the original 16-bit graphics but will add a new animated opening, manga-based event scenes, and a song from Megan McDuffee. River City Girls Zero is planned for release on Nintendo Switch in late 2021. Limited Run Games will be releasing a physical edition, with more details to be revealed at a later date.
WayForward Technologies also announced a sequel to 2019’s River City Girls, River City Girls 2. The game will see the return of Misako, Kyoko, Kunio, and Riki, plus some new playable characters. It will include two-player online co-op and is planned for release on PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and Nintendo Switch in 2022. Limited Run Games will be releasing a physical edition for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and Nintendo Switch.
Finally, the first River City Girls title will be getting a dedicated PlayStation 5 release. A release date was not announced, but Limited Run Games will be releasing physical standard and collector’s editions for the PlayStation 5 version.