Publisher and co-developer Dotemu with co-developers Lizardcube have announced that Streets of Rage 4, the long-awaited return of SEGA’s iconic beat-em-up series, will hit PC, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and Xbox One as well as Xbox Game Pass on April the 30th for $24.99.
The news has arrived alongside a trailer revealing the first look at Streets of Rage 4’s Battle Mode, a legacy experience returning from Streets of Rage 2 and 3. This feud-settling battleground is bound to help rivals recognize who truly is Wood Oak City’s finest alley-clearing ruffian, as well as settle grudges spurred by accidental friendly strikes during multiplayer sessions.
To keep their news combo going, Dotemu, Lizardcube, and Guard Crush Games have also detailed how they incorporated the recently announced pixel art characters and classic Streets of Rage 1 and 2 soundtracks into Streets of Rage 4 via a PlayStation Blog post. Learn the full story and why making the idea a series-spanning reality was so important to the team by reading the post in full here.
All this together will hopefully bring fans of the franchise and the genre a game that feels both old and new, fun and exciting. I remember playing Streets of Rage 2 and loving the aesthetic, the characters and the soundtrack so all of this coming to Streets of Rage 4 is very exciting. How it all plays out is still up in the air but it’s not long now before this hits digital stores.
Will you be picking it up and bringing your rage to these streets since we can’t go out to the physical streets? I know I will be 🙂
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