Classic Beat ‘Em Up ‘River City: Rival Showdown’ Reveals “Riki’s Story” Mode; Requires Special Mode Completion or Save Data for River City Saga: Three Kingdoms

Arc System Works revealed a special mode for the classic beat ’em up River City: Rival Showdown coming to PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and PC via Steam on October 11, 2023.

The mode, titled Riki’s Story Mode, offers players the chance to experience three days in the life of Riki. Players can explore the town as he searches for his missing girlfriend, Mami. To unlock and access “Riki’s Story,” players must complete the special mode “Yamada’s Side” or have existing save data for River City Saga: Three Kingdoms.

River City: Rival Showdown  has been “rebuilt from the ground up.” The game was initially released on Nintendo 3DS in 2017, but this modern release isn’t a straight port of the game. This updated version allows players to experience the game through a modern lens with refined controls, improved backgrounds, and online modes. Further, returning players will find a 2D game mode to experience the game in a different way.

The online mode of River City: Rival Showdown is titled Double Dragon Duel 2023, and it comes bundled with the game. Players can select from a roster of characters from across various titles and fight it out. The publisher also confirmed that there will be unlockable characters, but you’ll have to look for them.

During gameplay, players can explore branching paths as they fight their way through dangerous streets. This release features new story events that lead to multiple endings. Characters can utilize various special techniques against enemies along with combos to survive the many encounters.

We’ll keep you updated on the release of River City: Rival Showdown.

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