Publisher and co-developer Dotemu (publisher of Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap, Windjammers 1, developer of Windjammers 2) together with co-developers Lizardcube (developer of Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap) and Guard Crush Games (developer of Streets of Fury) have announced the return of the fan-favourite brawler Adam Hunter as a playable fighter in Streets of Rage 4. The news was revealed during Nintendo Indie World ahead of the long-awaited revival of SEGA’s genre-defining beat ‘em up reaching PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, and PC.
An accompanying trailer showcases Adam’s dapper re-design and return to action, after the player unlock him during the story mode. New gameplay demonstrates his versatile screen-clearing combos as well as his special moves and dash ability, each unique to him from the rest of the game’s roster. Watch Adam thrash baddies beside his daughter Cherry and returning allies, Axel and Blaze, in the new action-packed trailer below.
Streets of Rage 4 is the first mainline series entry in more than 25 years, adding depth to its classic combat and new playable fighters in a revitalisation of the iconic beat ‘em up games. Featuring strikingly stylistic hand-drawn animation recalling the preceding trilogy’s gritty soul and original music from series composers Yūzō Koshiro (Streets of Rage 1, 2, & 3, Sonic the Hedgehog), Motohiro Kawashima (Streets of Rage 2 & 3, Shinobi II), and an all-star lineup of contributing guest musicians, Streets of Rage 4 pays tribute to the franchise’s legacy while leaving its own distinctive impact on the brawler genre.
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