WayForward has revealed River City Girls Zero will no longer be released on the Nintendo Switch this year.
In an update on the company’s official Twitter account, the talented developer behind the Shantae series announced this localisation of the 1994 Super Famicom title Shin Nekketsu Koha: Kunio-tachi no Banka would be pushed back to “early 2022” to ensure it was the “most accurate” and “best experience” possible.
“Update from River City! To achieve the most accurate port and best experience possible, River City Girls Zero (aka Shin Nekketsu Koha: Kunio-tachi no Banka) is now planned for early 2022. Enjoy this new artwork and look forward to playing this classic ’90s beat-’em-up next year!”
River City Girls Zero is the first time Misako and Kyoko teamed up with Kunion and Riki. While this new version will remain faithful to the original game, there will be plenty of updates:
“River City Girls Zero, meanwhile, lets players experience the first time that Misako and Kyoko teamed up with Kunio and Riki to take to the streets in hard-hitting, curb-stomping action. While the graphics, music, and gameplay all remain true to the classic 16-bit Super Famicom release, this version marks the first time the 1994 game will be localized for the West. A new opening cinematic, new manga cutscenes, and new theme song by River City Girls composer Megan McDuffee have been added as well. Set out solo or team up with a friend in local co-op and discover how the River City Girls story began!”
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