In their latest Kickstarter campaign update, the Conatus Creative team announced that Yoshihisa Kishimoto (Renegade and Double Dragon) has agreed to join the River City Ransom: Underground project as a creative consultant. The move comes just days into the campaign as the team received potential backer concerns that the Conatus team was largely made up of fans, none being original members behind the 1989 title.
From Day One we’ve understood the challenges of creating a sequel to a game with a loyal following, especially when we were not alumni members of the original’s creative staff. We knew we’d need help if we were to recapture the spirit of River City Ransom on this project.
We are happy to report that Yoshihisa Kishimoto has agreed to join this effort as a creative consultant, advising us on art direction, the storyline, and the intangible elements that make a Kunio-kun game what it is.
With the addition of Yoshihisa Kishimoto also comes a new “Double Dragons” reward tier featuring unlockable skins for the main characters. As of this article, the Conatus Creative team sits at 1/3 of the budget backed with just over three weeks to go.