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Update 2: They have further clarified, again, that it really will be a day-1 release and the person previously sending their messages got confused:

@thenaughtysquid Sarah is confusing beta Linux with launch Linux. Linux is available Day 1 on Steam on Feb 27. Private beta Linux is soon.

— River City Ransom (@rivercityransom) February 14, 2017


They have now also put out a Kickstarter update to confirm this.

Update: And again, they seem to backtrack:

@thenaughtysquid we launch on Steam, then Linux follows soon after because there's a bit more to do to get it on the other platform. #barf

— River City Ransom (@rivercityransom) February 13, 2017


It doesn't seem like they really know.

Original article:
A few days ago I wrote about 'River City Ransom: Underground' [Steam] not getting day-1 Linux support, but it seems it will and the developer had their wires crossed somewhere.

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The developer sent a Tweet to me directly early this morning to clear it up:

@thenaughtysquid sorry for confusion; launching PC/Mac/Linux Day 1. Cross-platform play.

— River City Ransom (@rivercityransom) February 13, 2017


Great news, looking forward to testing it out!

About the game

One of the best beat'em ups of the NES era is back!

Many years after vanquishing Slick on the school rooftop, Alex and Ryan must take to the streets again. Help a new crop of fighters defeat the hordes of River City, and clear their name in a sinister kidnapping plot. You'll earn money, unlock moves, and upgrade your skills in a sprawling city on the brink of total chaos. This modern take on an old classic features over 500 unique street fighting moves, dozens of weapons, secrets galore, and a bonus arena fighting mode.

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rafebelmont 13 February 2017 at 12:02 pm UTC
This just made my day! Great News indeed, I will make sure to buy it then.
Kohrias 13 February 2017 at 12:40 pm UTC
Looks like a game I might enjoy
Whitewolfe80 13 February 2017 at 9:13 pm UTC
rafebelmontThis just made my day! Great News indeed, I will make sure to buy it then.

Agreed I will too but i will wait until it shows on steam linux i have been burnt before.
rafebelmont 13 February 2017 at 9:24 pm UTC
Whitewolfe80Agreed I will too but i will wait until it shows on steam linux i have been burnt before.

Yeah. Especially since the follow up to liam's reply is not clear at all (see the replies to RCU's tweet).
Alm888 13 February 2017 at 10:21 pm UTC
Now we are talking business! DRM-free for Linux at Day-1 == Day-1 purchase.
Liam Dawe 13 February 2017 at 11:09 pm UTC
Be aware, it doesn't sound like they know what they are doing: https://twitter.com/rivercityransom/status/831209238500356099
t3g 14 February 2017 at 4:46 am UTC
Maybe we are getting day 1 since Ethan Lee is doing the port and he is awesome.

http://www.flibitijibibo.com/index.php?page=Portfolio/Ports#45_rcru.txt
Alm888 14 February 2017 at 5:23 am UTC
liamdaweBe aware, it doesn't sound like they know what they are doing

Uh-huh... Better safe than sorry. Will believe them only when see the release with my own eyes. And, of course, never pre-order!


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Whitewolfe80 14 February 2017 at 6:46 pm UTC
t3gMaybe we are getting day 1 since Ethan Lee is doing the port and he is awesome.

http://www.flibitijibibo.com/index.php?page=Portfolio/Ports#45_rcru.txt

oh if he is doing it we will he regularly posts updates in chat during linuxgamecast on saturdays he was the one that came up with that xna porting software.
Liam Dawe 14 February 2017 at 10:28 pm UTC
Okay, it really will be day-1, see the top of the article.
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