River City Saga: Three Kingdoms To Be Released this July
Arc System Works revealed an awesome new entry into the River City franchise as we'll be getting River City Saga: Three Kingdoms this July. As you might suspect from the title, this will be a special take on the Chinese legend staring characters from the gaming franchise. Aside from the main storyline, there will be 4 player co-op mode, a grand total of 24 playable characters, and 9 new playable characters added to the mix. The game is currently slated to be released on July 21st, 2022 for the Nintendo Switch. In the meantime, here's more info on the game and an awesome trailer to check out.
The River City cast of characters step onto the stage of the Three Kingdoms to wreak havoc! This title takes the concept of the beloved Downtown Special: River City Historical Drama! game and crosses international lines to tell the tale of the Romance of the Three Kingdoms. Watch the wacky and comedic action unfold as our hero Guan Yu (you may recognize him as Kunio) tries to survive the tumultuous times of the late Han dynasty. The rest of the cast make appearances as generals, tacticians, and more, giving the Three Kingdoms a River City twist! Enjoy a funny, action-packed take on famous historical events, from the Yellow Turban Rebellion to the Battle of Red Cliffs.
The gameplay focuses on the beat 'em up action the series is known for. Intricately connected areas form a massive game world. Aside from battle, you can enjoy shopping in villages and cities. Go sight-seeing and explore every nook and cranny! Turn the tides of battle in your favor with flashy "Tactics" moves! You can impact all the enemies on screen with these Tactics. Using them in specific areas could even lead to discoveries such as hidden rooms or passages…?
In addition to the Story Mode, this title includes a mode for up to 4 players with local and online co-op, "Heroes of the Three Kingdoms: Battle of Red Cliffs." Conquer a total of 10 stages where powerful bosses await, while working together at times, and competing at others. There's a lot to delve into, from turning friendly fire on or off, to finding hidden stages.
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