In an unexpected announcement, publisher Dotemu has announced Streets of Rage 4, a game being developed by Lizardcube (Wonder Boy) and Guard Crush Games. As the title suggests, the game is the long-awaited next entry in the Streets of Rage franchise. Sega is staying quiet regarding this reveal, suggesting that their role in this is probably limited to providing the license, with everything else being handled by Dotemu, Lizardcube and Guard Crush Games.
The game appears to retain the side-scrolling beat ’em up gameplay from the original games, albeit with fully hand-drawn graphics that give the game a different feel from the pixel art used in the original games. The trailer below introduces returning characters Axel and Blaze in an animated cutscene, followed by some gameplay. The platforms on which the game will be released have yet to be announced. Take a look below for the trailer, screenshots and the official press release!
Publisher Dotemu (Wonder Boy, Windjammers 1/2) and developers Lizardcube (Wonder Boy) and Guard Crush Games today revealed Streets of Rage 4, an all-new continuation of SEGA’s iconic arcade brawler series known for its radical fights, jammin’ ’90s beats and dashing sparring gloves and bandanas.
A cult classic
Streets of Rage, known as Bare Knuckle (ベア・ナックル Bea Nakkuru) in Japan, is a trilogy of beat ’em up games developed and published by SEGA in the 1990s.
Famously known for its non stop action and electronic dance influenced music – scored by Yuzo Koshiro and Motohiro Kawashima – the series has gained the status of cult classic throughout the years. It is considered one of the best beat ’em up series of all time. After many years, Axel and Blaze are finally picking up the fight where they left.
Featuring hand-drawn visuals from the team behind 2017’s gorgeous Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap remake, Streets of Rage 4 builds upon the classic trilogy’s gameplay with new mechanics, a fresh story and a gauntlet of dangerous stages with a serious crime problem. Streets of Rage 4 recalls classic gameplay but it stands as an entirely original arcade-style romp thanks to the expertise of Guard Crush Games and Dotemu.
Whether players gang up with a friend or clean up the city solo, Streets of Rage 4 is a skull-bashing, chicken-chomping delight all set to a thumping soundtrack sure to get your blood pumping.
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- The comeback of the legendary Streets of Rage series.
- Beautiful graphics fully hand-drawn animated by the studio behind Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap.
- Classic gameplay enhanced with brand new mechanics.
- Braised chicken served on a pristine plate.