River City Girls is a new spin on the River City franchise, putting the females front-and-center and giving the series' usual 8-bit approach a new pixel-style makeover. Still, the game remains a beat'em-up at its core, and in an interview with Nintendo Life, WayForward's Adam Tierney reveals that while co-op is included, it remains local-only.
Because there were so many systems and so much content to build from scratch in this first adventure, we decided to keep co-op local. Brawlers also tend to be more fun when playing with a friend in person, arguing and trash-talking with each other. I don’t know whether online multiplayer is something we would consider adding to this game later, since everything was designed around the idea of local co-op only. But I could definitely see us exploring that in a follow-up game.
As with any games nowadays, fans are curious as to whether River City Girls will feature DLC. While nothing is set in stone yet, the desire to create DLC is there.
I hope so! We have some fun ideas, but nothing’s in production at this moment. I can say that both WayForward and Arc System Works were very pleased with how this game, and our partnership, turned out. So if the game sells well, I think there’s a good chance you’ll see more River City adventures from WayForward in the coming years.