In case you didn’t know, the ’90s are coming back in full force. And who doesn’t remember the era’s iconic beat-em-up, Streets of Rage? Although it’s been almost a quarter of a century since Streets of Rage 3, publisher DotEmu has announced the return of the side-scrolling beat-em-up with Streets of Rage 4.
Developed by Lizardcube (Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap) and Guard Crush Games (Streets of Fury), Streets of Rage 4 will further Sega’s arcade brawler with new mechanics, an original story, and streets filled with rage. In addition to new mechanics and an original story, Streets of Rage 4 will be composed of hand-drawn visuals similar to Lizardcube’s 2017 remake of Wonder Boy III: The Dragon’s Trap.
Sometimes the streets can be unforgiving, though. Thankfully, Streets of Rage 4 will include solo and cooperative play, but it’s unclear whether co-op will be offline, online, or both. Furthermore, publisher DotEmu hasn’t revealed the platforms Streets of Rage 4 will appear on, nor has it confirmed a release date for the upcoming ’90s-inspired brawler.
Streets of Rage, also known as Bare Knuckles in Japan, is a side-scrolling beat-em-up released in 1991 for the Sega Genesis. Developed by Sega, the Streets of Rage franchise is considered a classic 2D beat-em-up, held in the same regard as other brawlers like Battletoads (1991), Final Fight, and Golden Axe. The last entry in the series, Streets of Rage 3, released in 1994 for the Sega Genesis.
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