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WayForward Games has finally announced a release date for its revitalized retro rerelease River City Girls Zero. The classic Famicom title will return February 14 — fully localized and ready to ruck — on Nintendo Switch. PlayStation, PC, and Xbox platforms will see their own port this coming spring.
As noted back in our exclusive feature, River City Girls Zero is a revamped edition of Super Famicom release Shin Nekketsu Koha: Kunio-tachi no Banka, the first title in the Kunio-kun franchise to feature cutie-pie ass-kickers Kyoko and Misako in action. River Girls Girls Zero is not only a fully-localized edition of the 1994 Japan-only release, but also features new manga-style cinematics, a fun anime intro sequence, and a new theme song, composed and performed by the brilliant Megan McDuffee.
While February 14 will see River City Girls Zero launch in digital format on Switch, it bears repeating that the new title has several physical editions in the works over at boutique retailer Limited Run Games.
Now available to pre-order on the official LRG website, River City Girls Zero is available for PlayStation and Nintendo Switch as a standard boxed release, or in a funky Collector’s Edition sporting a poster, CD soundtrack, and cute Figma-like action figures of our girls in their classic ’90s garb. In addition, a range of apparel including shirts and baseball caps are also available.
The old-school action of RCG Zero should provide Kunio-kun fans a fun little stopgap as we await the arrival of fully-fledged sequel River City Girls 2, which is scheduled to launch on PC and console platforms later in 2022.