River City Girls Announced, Coming from WayForward and Arc System Works

River City Girls Will Feature Female Protagonist

After being leaked on the Australian Classification Board, indie developer WayForward and publisher Arc System Works has announced River City Girls, a new project based on the River City / Kunio-kun action game series.

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WayForward (known for the excellent Shantae series) and Arc System Works (known for popular fighting series BlazBlue) are collaborating on River City Girls. The promise is to “leverage the strengths of each studio and bring together a wealth of knowledge, an abundance of passion, and 60 combined years of video game experience across a wide range of technologies, genres, and intellectual properties.”

Here’s what both companies had to say about the new game, courtesy of today’s press release:

“This is a really wonderful opportunity,” said WayForward Tyrannical Overlord Voldi Way. “Arc System Works is an extremely talented gaming company that we’ve admired for many years, and we are incredibly happy to be working with them. This new take on the River City universe is going to be a lot of fun.”

“Everyone here is pleasantly surprised by the way the River City series is turning out,” added Takomi Kaneko, Producer at Arc System Works. “I think the River City series has a reputation as a 2D fighting-action game with a lot of male fans, but then River City Girls appears! WayForward’s enthusiasm for a female protagonist won me over.”

More information, including platforms, will be revealed later in 2019. In the meantime, make sure you check out River City Ransom on the Nintendo Switch Online NES application.

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SOURCE: Press Release