‘Stay Cool, Kobayashi-San!: A River City Ransom Story’ Out Now On Switch, Xbox One, And PC

Kobyashi-San and friends will deliver beat-downs on the PS4 soon.

Stay Cool Kobayashi San


Stay Cool, Kobayashi-San!: A River City Ransom Story is now available on the Xbox One, Switch, and PC, publisher Arc System Works announced today. The PlayStation 4 version of the game is slated to “follow shortly after,” according to a press release distributed today.

A spin-off in the long-running beat ’em up series, the game puts players in the shoes of Masao Kobayashi, a third-year student at Reiho High School and leader of the Big Four gang as he journeys through time to deliver a fistful of street justice an evil organization. Thankfully, Kobayashi-san isn’t alone, as fighting alongside him is the boy from the future, Kouki Mizoguchi, and the main man himself, Kunio. Take that, evildoers!


Stay Cool, Kobayashi-San!: A River City Ransom Story Features

  • 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?


To see what awaits, check out the trailer below:

Stay Cool, Kobayashi-San!: A River City Ransom Story is now available on the Nintendo eShop, Microsoft Games Store, and Steam for $13.99.

For more on the game, be sure to visit the official website.

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