The incentive to keep classic video game titles alive has grown dramatically in 2022 alone, and thanks to the game engineers at Limited Run Games, older titles will be playable on modern consoles. Limited Run Games announced progress on its Carbon Engine in a recent newsletter in addition to welcoming five retro titles to its growing library. Although there is no confirmed release date, River City Girls 0 and other old classics are coming to PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5.
River City Girls 0 follows the story of hot-blooded heroes Join Kunio, Riki, Misako and Kyoko as they try to clear their name of a heinous crime with fast-paced, beat-’em-up action. Experience the 1994 classic that inspired success River City Girls 1 and 2 thanks to the carbon engine of Limited Run Game.
According to Limited Run Games, Carbon Engine “is a cross-platform development tool that helps different emulators interface with modern hardware.” The Carbon Engine is primarily used to optimize retro games for modern gamers, focusing on debugging rather than game modification. Retro games running in the Carbon Engine will play exactly as they did when they were originally released, the only difference being the controller. Limited Run Games hopes to create more accessibility to rare retro titles like River City Girls Zero. The Carbon Engine is one of the latest developments in the preservationist video game scene. Hopefully, as technology advances, Limited Run Game’s library of retro titles will grow to give new and returning gamers a chance to revisit the classics that have defined the gaming community.
Currently the Carbon Engine supports retro titles from Nintendo Entertainment System (NES)/Famicom, Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES)/Super Famicom, Genesis/Mega Drive, Game Boy, Game Boy Color & Game Boy Advance, Game Gear , Master System, Sega CD/Mega CD, PlayStation.
For more information on Limited Run Game’s Carbon Engine and other upcoming releases, visit their official website.