River City Girls Zero Now Available On PS4, PS5, Xbox One & Series X|S; PC Version Launching Next Week

Developer WayForward has announced that the formerly Nintendo Switch exclusive River City Girls Zero is now digitally available on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S in North America and Europe.

The PC version, set to be available via Steam, will be launching next week on September 22, 2022.

The following key features are advertised:

  • The classic 16-bit beat-’em-up, Shin Nekketsu Koha: Kunio-tachi no Banka, officially translated and released in the West after 28 years!
  • Switch between four playable characters, each with unique special moves!
  • Intriguing story and characters that inspired River City Girls 1 & 2!
  • Bone-busting combat: Unleash an arsenal of punches, kicks, jump attacks, grabs, and more!
  • 1p or 2p local co-op gameplay!
  • A variety of environments: high school, the docks, an amusement park, a pachinko parlor, and more!
  • Battle from a motorcycle in “Mode 7” style vehicle stages!
  • Image gallery featuring vintage box art, manual images, and additional content!
  • New motion-comic cutscenes featuring dual-language (English/Japanese) audio, with Kayli Mills and Kira Buckland reprising their roles as Misako and Kyoko!
  • New animated intro and new music by River City Girls composer Megan McDuffee and DEMONDICE!

You can view the game’s multiplatform launch trailer below:

 

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.

Check out our review of the Switch release.


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