It’s been almost twenty-four years since we saw something new in the Streets of Rage series. The game, at one point, seemed unbeatable, even putting Final Fight on notice with its incredible tactics and amazing Yuzo Koshiro soundtracks. Well, we know it’s been a long wait but we’re happy to announce that the Rage is coming back!
This was confirmed today in the morning by Dotemu that it was working with Sega on Streets of Rage 4. The game is currently under development at Lizardcube and Guard Crush Games. You can watch the first trailer of the game as it reintroduces two iconic characters of the game: Axel Stone and Blaze Fielding.
The characters are introduced in anime-style animation while the trailer also briefly throws light on the gameplay section. So far, it looks spot on with its tactics, combos and moves. Some enemies of Streets of Rage will also return along with a few new faces.
Here are some details about the game:
“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.”
We’re yet to find out what platform will the game release on and we hope to hear more soon as the game will be at PAX West this week.