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River City Girls

Platform(s): Nintendo Switch
Genre: Action
Publisher: Arc System Works
Developer: WayForward
Release Date: 2019

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'River City Girls' (Switch) Revealed

by Rainier on April 19, 2019 @ 8:23 a.m. PDT

WayForward and Arc System Works are collaborating on a new title in the River City universe.

While the full details won’t be disclosed until a later date, the two companies have revealed that they are bringing the best of their talents to this official entry in the long-running River City (known as Kunio-Kun overseas) action series.

“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.”

This cooperative arrangement between the two gaming-industry veterans leverages the strengths of each studio and brings 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.

The partnership also provides an opportunity for the two game studios to expand their creative horizons, as well as for fans of both companies and of the River City franchise to enjoy an exciting, fresh, and unexpected update to a beloved property.

Additional information on River City Girls will be revealed later in 2019.

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