River City Saga: Three Kingdoms western release confirmed for July

river city saga three kingdoms release date

Legendary literature, now with added BARF!

Arc System Works has confirmed that River City Saga: Three Kingdoms, a brawler take on a classic piece of Asian literature, will indeed receive a western localization. The latest chapter in the Kunio-kun franchise will arrive on these shores July 21, available on PS4, PC, and Nintendo Switch.

River City Saga: Three Kingdoms is an adaptation of the ancient Chinese fable of “Sangokushi,” perhaps better known to westerners as the Romance of the Three Kingdoms, redesigned and stylized in Kunio-kun‘s typical retro fashion. Characters from the brawler franchise will take up roles from the legend, as players battle their way through a tale of patriotism and warfare, the story’s many battles played out in face-busting, slapstick fashion that is the River City trademark.

In addition to the main story campaign, River City Saga will also include an additional multiplayer adventure. Heroes of the Three Kingdoms: Battle of the Red Cliffs will allow up to four players to team up in local and online multiplayer action, fighting their way through 10 stages of enemies and boss characters, while uncovering secret stages and other neat surprises… Just watch where you’re flinging those fisticuffs… You’re a team, remember?

River City Saga: Three Kingdoms launches worldwide, July 21, on PS4, PC, and Nintendo Switch.

Chris Moyse
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