Stay Cool, Kobayashi-San! a Time-Traveling Brawler

Thursday, November 7th, 2019

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Return to River City for more co-op action in Stay Cool, Kobayashi-San!: A River City Ransom Story, now available on the Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, and Steam.

Developed by Arc System Works, the studio behind Guilty Gear and BlazBlue, Stay Cool is a time-traveling beat’em up set in the Kunio-kun universe. The game features a fun, open-ended fighting system with multiple endings depending on the choices players make throughout the game.

Featuring an all new story and one- or two-player local cooperative action, Stay Cool, Kobayashi-San!: A River City Ransom Story lets players take control of Masao Kobayashi, in a time-travelling adventure to stop the schemes of an evil organization. Fortunately, Kobayashi-san is now accompanied by the boy from the future, Kouki Mizoguchi, and hot-blooded hero, Kunio, to bring an end to their nefarious plans.

Features include:

  • 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 is rated 10+ and available on the Nintendo Switch, Xbox Live, and Steam for $13.99 USD. A PlayStation 4 version will be available in the future.

About Leah McDonald

Leah's been playing video games since her brother first bought an Atari back in the 1980s and has no plans to stop playing anytime soon. She enjoys almost every genre of game, with some of her favourites being Final Fantasy Tactics, Shadow of the Colossus, Suikoden II and The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past. Leah lives on the East Coast with her husband and son.