Here’s some funky new artwork though
WayForward has announced that its remaster of River City Girls Zero will unfortunately not meet its intended 2021 release window. In a statement posted to Twitter, the developer announced that the knuckle-dustin’ 16-bit adventure would now arrive on Nintendo Switch in early 2022; whether this will further delay platform ports is unknown.
River City Girls Zero is a fully localized remaster of 1994 Super Famicom release Super Famicom title Shin Nekketsu Koha: Kunio-tachi no Banka, which was the first title in the Kunio-kun franchise to spotlight RCG heroes Misako and Kyoko. The remaster will feature a fully-translated edition of the original game in all of its modest glory, along with a selection of cute, manga-style cinematic sequences and a brand new title track courtesy of the excellent Megan McDuffee.
As a little spark of positivity to go alongside the delay news, WayForward released new artwork for the remaster, which reformats the originalS Shin Nekketsu Koha: Kunio-tachi no Banka boxart with modern forms of heroes Kyoko and Misako, along with Kunio-kun veterans Kunio and Riki. Everybody’s lookin’ mighty retro, with Kyoko sporting her now trademark baseball bat!
River City Girls Zero is one of two titles expected in 2022, alongside anticipated sequel River City Girls 2.
Update from River City! To achieve the most accurate port and best experience possible, River City Girls Zero (aka Shin Nekketsu Koha: Kunio-tachi no Banka) is now planned for early 2022. Enjoy this new artwork and look forward to playing this classic '90s beat-'em-up next year! pic.twitter.com/z4KJb7ROq5
— WayForward (@WayForward) December 13, 2021