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  A 2D hot-blooded fighting action game in an anything-goes battle-royale brawl!
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River City Melee Mach!! Available Today on PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch and Steam(PC)

Rolling Hills Estates, California – October 10, 2019 – Arc System Works America, Inc., the developers of legendary fighting games like Guilty Gear and BlazBlue, is pleased to announce that River City Melee Mach!! is now available for PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch and Steam PC. River City Melee Mach!! is a significant update to River City Melee: Battle Royal Special, a 2D hot-blooded fighting action game, where four players choose from a multitude of teams to duke it out in an anything-goes battle-royale brawl!!


A few days after the Great Athletic Meet held by Reihou Academy, posters about an "Anything Goes Martial Arts Tournament" were posted all over town. At the same time incidents of high school students being attacked were also happening. Suspicions grew that the attacks and the melee tournament were somehow related.

In order to uncover the truth, Kunio gathers up the strongest members of his hot-blooded high school to participate in the melee tournament…

River City Melee Mach!! Features

  • Over 180 playable characters!

    Choose from a ton of characters, each with their own special moves and skills.


  • More than 250 special attacks!

    Cancel and combine special moves to setup devastating combos!

  • Tons of items to use in combat!

    Use countless new weapons to expand your strategy!


  • Interactive Stages!

    Avoid deadly pitfalls and booby traps to determine the best strategy to survive.


  • Highly customizable!

    Create an original, unstoppable team for the fight. Customize the items that will appear on the battlefield.

River City Melee Mach!! Game Modes

Single-Player – Take on the fighting tournament, where you can discover every team's story. Find out the truth about the organizer of the tournament, as well as what's behind the violence in the city!

Battle Royale – Four fighters from four teams enter the battlefield with the goal to be the last man standing. The team with the most points in the end will be victorious.

Tag Match - A 2 vs 2 tag battle.

Change Match - Everytime a character is knocked out, the next teammate steps in to continue the fight.

Endless Battle - Pick a character of your choice and get ready for a fight with no end in this mode. The game ends when your life bar is empty.

Online Battle – Fight against players around the world and make your own set of rules.


River City Melee Mach!!


2D Battle Royale Fighting


PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Steam (PC)



October 10, 2019


$13.99 USD

About Arc System Works

Arc System Works is a developer and fighting game specialist from Japan—best known for the Guilty Gear series of games and, more recently, the BlazBlue —that have garnered international critical acclaim for their innovative fighting systems and spectacular 2D and 3D artwork. 

Arc System Works Official Website

Official River City Melee Mach!! Website