River City Girls is a new retro 2D 16-bit side-scrolling beat em up, coming to the PC on September 5th

WayForward has announced that the latest part in the River City series, River City Girls, will be released on September 5th. In order to celebrate this announcement, the team has released the first details and a teaser trailer that you can find below.

As the developers noted:

“River City Girls stars Kyoko and Misako, two street-tough high-schoolers who must fight their way through the six regions of River City to rescue their kidnapped boyfriends, series mainstays Kunio and Riki. Along the way, they’ll utilize an arsenal of combos, counters, throws, and special attacks; battle an assortment of enemies; accept numerous side quests; level up with experience points; interact with NPCs (including guest stars from past River City games); and shop for a variety of items, food, and gear to boost stats and unlock new abilities. The girls can even wield weapons and recruit defeated foes to join them in combat!”

The game will feature lovely 16-bit-style graphics and a synth-pop soundtrack (featuring NateWantsToBattle, Chipzel, Christina Vee, and Megan McDuffee!). Furthermore, it will sport anime cutscenes and manga-style intermissions.

River City Girls will support solo and two-player co-op modes, will have six large city regions to fight through, complete with shops and side quests, loads of weapons, items, and abilities to power-up your heroines, as well as Guest appearances by classic River City characters.


River City Girls - Teaser Trailer