During the Limited Run Games live stream at E3 2021, Arc System Works and WayForward announced River City Girls 2 for PS4, PS5, Xbox Series X/S, Nintendo Switch, and PC (Steam).
Limited Run Games will produce a physical edition of the game. The next game in the Kunio-kun series slated to launch sometime in 2022.
The synopsis of the game reads:
Picking up shortly after the original, River City Girls 2 once again put players in control of Misako and Kyoko—as well as Kunio, Riki, and other characters—as they set out on an all-new beat-’em-up adventure across the mean streets of River City.
New moves, new enemies, new recruits, new environments, and the return of an old foe await, along with the same over-the-top sense of humor and adrenaline-pumping combat of its predecessor.
The game will also feature two-player co-op action both locally and online.
In case you couldn’t tell from the artwork below, WayForward will be adding in a Double Dragon character in the playable roster mix: former damsel-in-distress-and-now-River-City-shopkeeper Marian. River City Ransom Underground’s Provie will also be a new character in the RCG series, bringing her breakdancing and capoera fighting mix to the upcoming 2D pixel art brawler.
— Limited Run // #LRG3: June 14 @ 4pm ET (@LimitedRunGames) June 14, 2021
2019’s River City Girls was a side-scrolling beat-em-up game that we named one of our best games of that year. You can check out our review of that game by heading over here, or check out the music/gameplay from the game below: