Join me as I play River City Girls “For The First Time” courtesy of WayForward Technologies. This gameplay is from the PS4 Pro with my impressions but the game is available on all current platforms and PC/Steam.




It’s time to hit the streets, thrash some thugs, and save your boyfriends! WayForward is thrilled to announce that River City Girls is out now digitally on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. Supervised by the fighting-game experts at Arc System Works, this brand-new entry in the long-running River City series (known as the Kunio-kun series overseas) offers exciting new twists on the classic beat-’em-up genre.

Featuring spectacularly animated pixel-art visuals and one- or two-player cooperative action, River City Girls lets players take control of hot-blooded heroines Misako and Kyoko as they fight their way across town in an attempt to rescue their boyfriends, series mainstays Kunio and Riki. As the adventure unfolds, you’ll get to master a variety of fighting techniques, overcome countless enemies and bosses, go shopping for power-ups and accessories, wield numerous weapons, complete side quests, interact with quirky NPCs, level up with experience points, and recruit foes to assist you in battle.

In addition to six sprawling stages packed with action and challenge, River City Girls features stunning animated cutscenes, manga-style intermissions, extensive voiceovers by an all-star cast, and an epic, vocal-infused, synth-pop soundtrack by Megan McDuffee, NateWantsToBattle, Chipzel, and more.

Rated E10+ by the ESRB, River City Girls is available via the Nintendo eShop, PlayStation Store, Xbox Live, and Steam at the price of $29.99, with versions coming to GOG and Humble Bundle at a later date. A physical version for Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 will be available for purchase from Limited Run Games until Sept. 27, 2019. For additional information on River City Girls, please visit


Name: River City Girls
Publisher/Developer: WayForward
Release Date: September 5, 2019
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC
Players: 1-2
Price: $29.99

Key Features

  • Furious beat-’em-up action for one or two players!
  • Stunning pixel-art graphics plus anime and manga cutscenes!
  • Fantastic soundtrack featuring Megan McDuffee, NateWantsToBattle, Chipzel, and more!
  • Six large city regions to fight through, complete with shops and side quests!
  • Loads of weapons, items, and abilities to power-up your heroines!
  • Show mercy to your foes and recruit them to fight at your side!
  • Guest appearances by classic River City characters!