We are very pleased to announce that WayForward is joining forces with the fantastic fighting-game folks at Arc System Works for a brand-new game based on a classic IP: River City Girls! While the full details won’t be disclosed until a later date, we can confirm that this project allows both ourselves and Arc System Works to bring the best of our talents to the latest official entry in the long-running River City (known as Kunio-Kun overseas) action series.
“This is a really wonderful opportunity,” said WayForward Tyrannical Overlord Voldi Way. “Arc System Works is an extremely talented gaming company that we’ve admired for many years, and we are incredibly happy to be working with them. This new take on the River City universe is going to be a lot of fun.”
“Everyone here is pleasantly surprised by the way the River City series is turning out,” added Takaomi Kaneko, producer at Arc System Works. “I think the River City series has a reputation as a 2D fighting-action game with a lot of male fans, but then River City Girls appears! WayForward’s enthusiasm for a female protagonist won me over.”
This partnership brings together a wealth of knowledge, an abundance of passion, and 60 combined years of video game experience across a wide range of technologies, genres, and intellectual properties. We hope that fans of WayForward, Arc System Works, and the River City series look forward to playing this exciting, fresh, and unexpected update to the beloved property. Additional information on River City Girls will be revealed later in 2019.