River City Girls Zero Physical Editions Now Available For Preorder. Independent game studio WayForward, in collaboration with Arc System Works and Limited Run Games, is excited to announce that physical versions of 16-bit beat-’em-up River City Girls Zero are now available for preorder.
It’s A Knockout
A classic entry in the River City/Kunio-Kun series never previously released outside of Japan, River City Girls Zero will be offered as a physical release on Nintendo Switch.
A digital release is also planned for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation 5, as well as PC and the Xbox family of systems, in early 2022.
Not All Girls Are Nice
River City Girls Zero was originally published in 1994 on Super Famicom under the name Shin Nekketsu Koha: Kunio-Tachi no Banka, which provided inspiration for 2019’s critically acclaimed River City Girls. In River City Girls Zero, players will hit the streets with hot-blooded heroines Misako and Kyoko alongside series mainstays Kunio and Riki in one- or two-player local co-op action using a variety of punches, kicks, throws, and character-specific special moves as they attempt to absolve Kunio and Riki of a crime they didn’t commit.
Powered by Limited Run Games’ Carbon Engine, the classic 16-bit graphics, soundtrack, and gameplay remain as faithful as possible to the original release and are augmented with new opening and closing motion-comic cutscenes, a new animated intro, and additional music by River City Girls composer Megan McDuffee. The game also features both classic and RCG-style English translations.