River City Girls 2 will launch in North America and Europe next week

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The girls are back in town

River City’s brawlers are back in action next week. River City Girls 2 has locked in a North American and European launch date of December 15.

The latest beat ’em up from WayForward is set to arrive digitally on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC via Steam.

The sequel to 2019’s River City Girls still follows Misako and Kyoko, as well as their boyfriends Kunio and Riki. Newcomers Marian (of Double Dragon fame) and Provie (from River City Ransom: Underground) also join the cast, rounding it out to six playable characters. And they’ll need all that extra help to take on the Sanwakai syndicate that’s turning River City upside down.

River City Girls 2 has already launched in Japan and Asia, but the western version saw a bit of a delay. Thankfully, it hasn’t taken too long for the brawler to get a launch date here.

Heading on down to River City

In River City Girls 2, players can take on up to four-player co-op with more characters, moves, enemies, and a larger world to explore. A big appeal of River City Girls 2 is online play. While the original River City Girls only had co-op in local play, the sequel will let players brawl through the levels together over the internet. That will doubtless make those hang-outs a little easier to organize.

WayForward is also teasing a nonlinear world and more RPG-like character growth for the brawlers. All that, alongside some serious vocal talent and a new OST from Megan McDuffee, seems like a major draw for River City Girls 2.

Me? I’m just ready to crack knuckles and bust heads in the streets of River City again. River City Girls 2 seems well-set to deliver just that.

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