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We speak with WayForward again to learn how River City Girls 2 has finally come together for launch!

River City Girls 2 Launch Week Developer Interview

River City Girls 2, the sequel to WayForward's stellar beat 'em up RPG, finally launches on December 15. Things have come a long way since we last spoke to WayForward about the new game. We caught up with Bannon Rudis, RCG2 director at WayForward, to learn even more about the River City Girls 2 development process, RCG Zero connections, gam...

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Enjoy gorgeous art and exclusive development details from WayForward's hotly anticipated beat 'em up RPG!

River City Girls 2: Intro Animation Gallery and Behind the Scenes Info

River City Girls 2 is out now in Japan, but we're still waiting for the official worldwide release date. Something we always look forward to from WayForward games is their memorable introductions. We can already tell you that the animated River City Girls 2 intro does not disappoint. In fact, after watching the catchy opening, we spoke with Adam Tierney of WayForward about exactly how the animation was put together!

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Learn the secrets of the stylish tag team beat 'em up!

Jitsu Squad Developer Interview

Jitsu Squad, one of the fastest and flashiest beat ‘em ups in recent memory, is headed to consoles in December. Among Jitsu Squad’s standout features are gorgeous 2D artwork, a catchy soundtrack, and 4-player local co-op. To learn more about the original PC game and upcoming console versions, we interviewed Dave Baljon and Sebastien Rom...

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From balancing to the game's original fantasy designs

Developer Interview on The First Descendant

The first open beta for Nexon's The First Descendant wrapped up last week to mixed results. While there is definite potential there, it's largely going to depend upon how the game gets supported and how the time-investment/reward structure for players shakes out. We were fortunate to get some questions answered by Lee Beom-jun, Producer and Head of Magnum Studio (the development team within Nexon that's working on The First Descendant), and while it may not lay all concerns to rest, I appreciate how committed and enthusiastic he sounds about the title.

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Learn how the Spidersaurs came to be and how players will get to blast them!

Spidersaurs Developer Interview

Spidersaurs is a run-and-gun shooter/platformer that’s coming to consoles and PC on July 14. When a horde of dinosaur-spider hybrids runs amok, gamers will step in as a pair of human test subjects tasked with saving the day. With a humorous, cartoon-like premise, tight Contra-style shooting, and 2-player local co-op, the game should be r...

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Learn how the brutal beat 'em up came to be and why it's so darn hard.

Final Vendetta Developer Interview

Hot on the heels of a certain turtles-themed beat ‘em up, UK-based developer Bitmap Bureau launched their own highly anticipated brawler in June: Final Vendetta. In our co-op review, we praised the game’s Neo Geo-style graphics and core gameplay but called out some balance issues that hampered our experience. Still, Final Vendetta is su...

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Learn who\'s playable and what has been upgraded in the upcoming beat \'em up.

River City Girls 2 Developer Interview

Last week, we interviewed Adam Tierney of WayForward about River City Girls Zero, which is out on Switch and scheduled to arrive on other platforms soon. Zero isn't WayForward's only upcoming River City Girls game, though. River City Girls 2 is due out this year. To learn more about the hotly anticipated beat 'em up sequel, we inte...

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Learn the ins and outs of the prequel to one of our favorite beat 'em ups.

River City Girls Zero Developer Interview

Last year, WayForward knocked the socks off of beat 'em up fans all over the world by announcing not just one, but two new games in the River City Girls series: River City Girls Zero and River City Girls 2. Fast-forwarding to 2022, River City Girls Zero has launched on Switch and will be coming to more consoles and PC shortly. RCG Zero is a fas...

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Learn how the giants came together in this monsterous beat 'em up from 13AM Games and WayForward.

Dawn of the Monsters Interview

Dawn of the Monsters, the first real kaiju themed beat ‘em up, has just launched on consoles and PC. It’s a titanic occasion as players can finally become giant monsters and robots and stomp through cities in 2-player local co-op. We spoke with Alex Rushdy, CEO at 13AM Games and Creative Director of Dawn of the Monsters, about the game&...

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A chat with Tower Five about their forthcoming action-strategy game

Lornsword Winter Chronicle Interview

Tomorrow is a big day for Tower Five, an independent French developer that is comprised of a few former Creative Assembly folks. Their first title, Lornsword Winter Chronicle, will leave Early Access on Steam, and it will also be available on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The game is described as a "story-driven action strategy game" that supports drop-in/drop-out couch co-op; naturally, we were interested in learning a little more about it. Designer Renaud Charpentier took some time to talk with us about what players can expect from the game, and what influenced the co-op design.

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Curb stomping a friend\'s soul back into their body is a revive mechanic that should be in more games

River City Girls Interview

A new entry in the River City (aka Kunio-Kun) franchise arrived last week on PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Nintendo Switch. River City Girls puts players into the shoes of Kyoko and Misako - the girlfriends of the usual series' protagonists, Kunio and Riki - as they attempt to track down whoever kidnapped their boyfr...

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You had me at "better loot drops"

Gunfire Games Discusses Co-Op in Remnant: From the Ashes

Gunfire Games' Remnant: From the Ashes has been out for two days now, and initial reviews are quite favorable. In part that's due to the difficulty of the encounters in the game, which requires players to come up with some interesting ways of dealing with whatever gets thrown at them. The other part is tackling those encounters with friends (or strangers). A recent interview with Mike Maza, Principal Designer at Gunfire Games, sheds a little light on how the team approached co-op.

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