Developer WayForward has announced that the upcoming release of River City Girls Zero has been delayed to an early 2022 release due to wanting to make the port and overall experience as qualitative as possible. Additionally, new artwork for this beat-’em-up is shared to tide fans over until launch.
You can view the tweet initially sharing the new artwork for River City Girls Zero below:
Update from River City! To achieve the most accurate port and best experience possible, River City Girls Zero (aka Shin Nekketsu Koha: Kunio-tachi no Banka) is now planned for early 2022. Enjoy this new artwork and look forward to playing this classic '90s beat-'em-up next year! pic.twitter.com/z4KJb7ROq5
— WayForward (@WayForward) December 13, 2021
Known as Shin Nekketsu Koha: Kunio-Tachi no Banka in Japan, River City Girls Zero was first released in 1994 on Super Famicom and is the fourth game in the Kunio-Kun series. The gameplay follows Kunio and Riki, who were imprisoned in a juvenile correction facility after being caught in a hit and run.
Strange events begin to occur at school while they are locked up, and the two girls are confident that they are innocent of any wrongdoing. Given that they were framed, the timing seems all too perfect, so they’ll need to escape prison and figure it all out.
Limited Run Games has confirmed they will publish a physical release of the title.
We’ll keep you updated on the release of River City Girls Zero in the west.
River City Girls Zero is releasing for Nintendo Switch in early 2022.
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