WayForward, the developer behind Silent Hill: Book of Memories, Shantae, and other hits just dropped River City Girls on September 5th. The game is a followup to the River City series and it's already racked up some pretty positive reviews on Steam. Players praised its plot, art style, soundtrack, and controls. Others were happy to see some very special guests appearances from the Game Grumps.
The game calls itself "an old-school rumble for a new generation" and with the way it looks and feels, that's pretty accurate. The story follows Kyoko and Misako, two high school girls that have to fight through the streets of River City to save their kidnapped boyfriends, Kunio and Riki. Kyoko is described as a girl with a cheerful appearance that shouldn’t be underestimated because she isn't afraid to knock out some teeth. Misako, on the other hand, is said to be impulsive and snarky right off the bat.
You’ll have the option to fight by yourself or with a friend to make your way through all six city regions and perform sidequests. There are options to shop, level up, use a variety of weapons, and gain other abilities. River City Girls features pixel art with stunning anime and manga-inspired cutscenes. The catchy soundtrack features music by Christina Vee, NateWantsToBattle, and Chipzel. Fans of the series will recognize some appearances of classic River City characters.
Some may have noticed very familiar faces and voices pop up in-game too. Arin Hanson and Ross O'Donovan from Game Grumps made a guest appearance. Before release, their involvement with the game was pretty well kept under wraps with WayForward only hinting at some of their roles. Arin has also announced that he and Dan Avidan also voice Billy and Jimmy. The two call themselves the Double Dragons and are twin, buff martial art masters that are willing to train anyone with a few dollars on hand. River City Girls is now available on PC, PS4, Nintendo Switch, and X Box One. You can learn more about it here.
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