River City Saga: Three Kingdoms releases July 21st for PS4, Switch, and PC in the west

    Arc System Works announced that River City Saga: Three Kingdoms releases July 21st for PS4, Switch and PC in the west! The previously announced free update for the Japanese version will be included. Read up on more details and check out the announcement trailer below:

    Arc System Works America, Inc. is excited to announce River City Saga: Three Kingdoms releasing on July 21, 2022, for Nintendo Switch™, PlayStation®4, and Steam priced at $29.99. Players will find a beat ‘em up, wacky RPG (role-playing game) experience based on the popular Downtown Special: River City Historical Drama! game, where the River City characters enter China’s Three Kingdoms period and take on roles set within the historical tale, “Romance of the Three Kingdoms”.

    ▼All New 4 Player Co-op Mode, “Heroes of the Three Kingdoms: Battle of Red Cliffs”!

    There’s even more to enjoy than before in an exciting new, 4 player co-op mode, “Heroes of the Three Kingdoms: Battle of Red Cliffs”! You can now get into even more antics with a total of 24 playable characters, with 9 new playable characters!

    Game Information

    ■Wacky and Wild Action! Kunio Wreaks Havoc in the Three Kingdoms!

    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 Beat ‘Em Up Action You Know and Love!

    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 Tide of Battle with Flashy “Tactics” Moves!

    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…?

    About “Heroes of the Three Kingdoms: Battle of Red Cliffs”

    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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    Soul Kiwami
    Soul Kiwami
    Raul Ochoa, a.k.a. Soul Kiwami, is the Deputy Editor in Chief of Final Weapon. With a passion for the Japanese gaming industry, Raul is a huge fan of Nintendo Switch, PC hardware, JRPGs and fighting/action games. business email:

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