It’s been almost 25 years since the streets of River City were overrun by a group of unruly thugs and street gangs. However, if the folks at Conatus Creative have their way, River City will soon be littered with punks, nogoodniks and street scum.
And that’s a good thing.
Daniel Crenna is the founder of Conatus Creative and the producer and engine developer behind RIVER CITY RANSOM: UNDERGROUND, a direct sequel to River City Ransom for the Nintendo Entertainment System.
For those unfamiliar with the original NES title, River City Ransom followed a pair of high school students (Alex and Ryan) who attempt to rescue a girl (Ryan’s girlfriend) from an evil crime boss, and encounter gangs and bad guys along the way. It’s a side scrolling ‘beat ‘em up’ with a bit of an RPG element. It’s been re-released over the years with ports to the Game Boy Advance and most recently on the Wii and 3DS Virtual Consoles, but this newest incarnation is no re-release.