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River City Girls - more footage


There's trouble once again on the mean streets of River City, but this time the boys are in over their heads! In this all-new entry in the legendary beat-'em-up series, hot-blooded heroes Kunio and Riki have been captured, leaving it to their hard-hitting girlfriends, Kyoko and Misako, to serve up some payback.

Arc System Works shares more countdown art for River City Girls

One day left!

There's just one day left until River City Girls launches! That means there's another piece of countdown art to share, and this one features the main characters. How many of you plan on grabbing this game as soon as it goes live on the eShop?

Thanks to Mako for the heads up!

Check out more screens for River City Girls

Check out more screens here

There's trouble once again on the mean streets of River City, but this time the boys are in over their heads! In this all-new entry in the legendary beat-'em-up series, hot-blooded heroes Kunio and Riki have been captured, leaving it to their hard-hitting girlfriends, Kyoko and Misako, to serve up some payback. As you punch and kick your way across town - either solo or with a friend in local co-op - you'll gain new skills, chow down on power-ups, wield an assortment of weapons, and unleash an arsenal of combos, throws, and special attacks that will leave the bad guys crying for mama - all in outrageous 16-bit style! The awesome action is punctuated by manga story panels, anime cutscenes, and an epic synth-pop soundtrack. It’s an old-school rumble for a new generation!

Arc System Works shares countdown art for River City Girls

Just two days left!

River City Girls is just two days out from launching, and Arc System Works is spreading word on the launch with some special countdown artwork. This time, instead of artwork featuring the main characters, we get a look at Mami and Hasebe, two girls that Kyoko and Misako go to school with.

Thanks to Mako for the heads up!

Shantae and the Seven Sirens - more PAX West footage

WayForward had Shantae and the Seven Sirens on display at PAX West, and plenty were eager to check it out. We've already showcased a lot of footage from that demo, but a little more can't hurt! Check out Famitsu's time with the game above.

River City Girls is all about "beating the audience over the head" with presentation, says WayForward

Boy, does it work!

River City Girls dials up the traditional River City experience in a number of ways, with visuals definitely at the forefront. The game still uses pixel art as previous entries did, but we're getting a brand-new art style, and a much more expressive presentation overall. In an interview with USGamer, WayForward's Bannon Rudis explains how it all came together.

"(WayForward's Adam Tierney) pitched me this idea of trying to take the River City Ransom franchise in a weird kind of goofy, zany direction. At first I was like, 'I don't know,' but then I saw it and was like, 'Okay, maybe I can get into this.' The presentation's more modern, but this is taking everything up to a notch beyond, to where the meter just breaks. Everything is supposed to be over the top, even the characters themselves and the situation that they're in. Just beat the audience over the head with character and presentation was pretty much the first thing we wanted to do."

Shantae and the Seven Sirens - PAX West gameplay

Shantae and the Seven Sirens sends the belly-dancing, hair-whipping, half-genie hero to a tropical island where Shantae and her friends encounter other Half-Genie allies, but they soon learn there’s trouble in paradise. As Shantae gets caught up in the island’s sinister secrets, she’ll use all-new dance abilities and instant-transformation Fusion Magic to explore the nonlinear, interconnected world where she’ll visit multiple towns, overcome treacherous labyrinths, and battle dastardly bosses. The game also features a new collectible card system that grants players the freedom to augment Shantae’s powers to suit their own style of play.

River City Girls - more gameplay

There's trouble once again on the mean streets of River City, but this time the boys are in over their heads! In this all-new entry in the legendary beat-'em-up series, hot-blooded heroes Kunio and Riki have been captured, leaving it to their hard-hitting girlfriends, Kyoko and Misako, to serve up some payback. As you punch and kick your way across town - either solo or with a friend in local co-op - you'll gain new skills, chow down on power-ups, wield an assortment of weapons, and unleash an arsenal of combos, throws, and special attacks that will leave the bad guys crying for mama - all in outrageous 16-bit style! The awesome action is punctuated by manga story panels, anime cutscenes, and an epic synth-pop soundtrack. It’s an old-school rumble for a new generation!

WayForward "wouldn't object" to Double Dragon Neon coming to the Switch

Double or nothing

All the way back in 2012, WayForward worked on a reboot of the classic Double Dragon franchise. The game, entitled Double Dragon Neon, retained the classic beat'em-up feel of the originals, while adding in some new special moves, updated graphics, a heavy-helping of humor, and a kick-ass soundtrack.

Did you miss the game back when it first launched? Wouldn't you like a chance to give it a go now? Plenty of people would, and one fan reached out to WayForward to see if a Switch release would be possible. While that decision isn't up to WayForward, they'd clearly like to see it happen. You can read WayForward's response below.

It would be up to the publisher & IP holders on Double Dragon Neon, but we wouldn't object!

I seriously listen to the Double Dragon Neon soundtrack at least once a month. It's a great soundtrack, full of awesome new songs and fantastic remixes. That's reason enough to bring the game to Switch. I really hope this happens!

River City Girls' file size detailed

We built this city on storage space

River City Girls is set for launch on Sept. 5th, 2019 around the world. I'm sure plenty of you are planning on grabbing this one, so you'll most likely want to know how much room you'll need. The Japanese eShop listing for the game has confirmed that it'll take up 3.9 GB of space.

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