Developer WayForward, known for their entries in the action platformer Shantae series, is teaming up with Arc Systems Works to begin work on a co-development project: River City Girls, based on the River City franchise.
The River City series is known for its retro graphics and beat ’em up systems as players roam around and fight against anyone who stands in their way.
“This is a really wonderful opportunity,” said WayForward Tyrannical Overlord Voldi Way. “Arc System Works is an extremely talented gaming company that we’ve admired for many years, and we are incredibly happy to be working with them. This new take on the River City universe is going to be a lot of fun.”
“Everyone here is pleasantly surprised by the way the River City series is turning out,” added Takaomi Kaneko, a producer at Arc System Works. “I think the River City series has a reputation as a 2D fighting-action game with a lot of male fans, but then River City Girls appears! WayForward’s enthusiasm for a female protagonist won me over.”
It seems like the team is aiming to create an experience that all players can enjoy. WayForward’s Shantae series has definitely proven that a female lead, even if she is portrayed as sexy, can slingshot a series to continued greatness.
More information about River City Girls will be revealed later in 2019.
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