WayForward has released a new trailer for River City Girls, an upcoming beat-’em-up. The trailer highlights the personality of Misako, one of the two playable characters in the game. You can watch the new trailer below.
In the trailer description, Misako is described by WayForward as “hot-blooded,” just like her best friend Kyoko. She’s also “tough, impulsive, and always ready for a fight.” Misako seems to have a bit of an angry streak to her as well, having no patience for her classmates who get in her way and aggressively punching her boyfriend Kunio after he steals the last piece of food that she and Kyoko were fighting over. In the trailer, we also get to see a bit more of River City Girls’ gameplay, which features traditional beat-’em-up mechanics like throwables, combos, and special attacks.
River City Girls is one of the better anime-like games we played at Anime Expo 2019. Developed by Shantae: Half-Genie Hero‘s WayForward and overseen by Dragon Ball FighterZ‘s Arc System Works, River City Girls is the newest entry in the River City franchise. The game begins with franchise main characters Kunio and Riki being kidnapped. Their girlfriends, Kyoko and Misako, embark on a rampage across the different districts of the city to find and save them.
To convey the same sense of style as the original River City games, River City Girls features 16-bit-style graphics, an ’80s-inspired synthpop soundtrack, and both solo and co-op play. River City Girls is scheduled to release for Xbox One, PS4, Switch, and PC on September 5. Limited Run Games is also creating a physical version.