How many River City games can one fall season possibly have? River City Girls made a lot of noise, but then River City Melee Mach!! came out a month later, and now we’re hearing about a third game using the brand that’s about to show up. The full title is Stay Cool, Kobayashi-San!: A River City Ransom Story, and it’s coming to all platforms early next month.

Stay Cool, Kobayashi-San! is described as a time-traveling beat’em up set in the Kunio-kun (River City) universe. As Masao Kobayashi, your goal is to stop an evil organization by beating up as many of their members as possible. Kouki Mizoguchi (a boy from the future) and River City’s Kunio are here to help you.

Kunio-kun is a long-running series in Japan, not all the titles have crossed the shores, and perhaps they aren’t as surprised as us about getting three in one year. The game uses an open-ended fighting system that branches off into multiple endings depending on the choices you make.

  • Hot-blooded action with simple and fun controls!
    Chain your normal attacks with special moves, jump attacks, juggle hits to fight the way you want!
  • Multiple endings!
    Depending on the player’s actions and the character creation options you choose, the endings of the story mode can change!
  • Fight alongside your sidekick!
    Switch between the support-type life-healing Mizoguchi and the street-fighting legend, Kunio.
  • Cameos by River City Characters!
    Interact with characters from the Kunio-kun universe. Are they friend or foe?

Stay Cool, Kobayashi-San!: A River City Ransom Story will be out for Playstation 4, Nintendo Switch, XBox One and PC November 7.

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