Fans of gorgeous sprite-based artwork and classic beat-’em-up gameplay might want to keep a close eye on River City Girls 2 when it punches PS5 and PS4 next week. Curiously, the Wayford sequel is already available in Japan and Asia, but won’t arrive in the rest of the world until December 15. At least it’s not a long wait, eh?
Connected to the classics of techno Kunio-kun series, River City Girls 2 features six playable characters with RPG-like character development systems. Newcomers include Marian from Double Dragon and Provi River City Ransom: UndergroundThey will both be selectable in four-player co-op, along with the returning cast of Misako, Kyoko, Kunio, and Riki.
You’ll find even more depth than the previous release, each character with their own unique upgradeable moveset, and a bigger sandbox than ever – filled with side-quests and secrets. You can also hire chickens to help you in battle, and there are over 40 shops to loot – each with items and accessories to aid you.
Sounds and looks good, doesn’t it? Well, at $39.99 it’s a little on the steep side, but there seems to be enough depth to justify its asking price.
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