Games publisher Dotemu revealed a new trailer for Streets of Rage 4, promised soon for all the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. This latest video reveals retro elements the original Sega Genesis trilogy.
This glorious tribute to the original to the original trilogy includes unlockable pixel art characters with move sets and abilities unique to their respective games, including Axel, Blaze, Dr. Zan, Skate, Max, Shiva, and maybe more. They all appear to have their original sound effects, attacks, and fighting styles. Also present in the game will some original retro tunes from the Streets of Rage 1 and 2, well appreciated by fans.
This trailer is the latest reveal for the long-awaited successor to the original series; for 25 years, the last official 3rd hit the release shelves. The new one looks to carry on its hard-hitting beat-em-up dance-track powered tradition, with some fresh new graphics from hand-drawn art, crisp beats, and co-op challenge well-loved by fans.
These retro characters combine with Streets of Rage 4’s five hand-animated leading fighters to bring the total playable roster’s count to 17. For a full nostalgic trip, players can also switch to the series iconic original soundtrack, handing out beatdowns backed by tracks from Streets of Rage 1 and Streets of Rage 2. Taking down thugs with these timeless songs cranked up makes for an incredibly satisfying retro experience.
Streets of Rage 4 will be released this spring for PC, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and Xbox One for $24.99, with the release date still unconfirmed.
Captain’s note: I personally am super excited for this. I love and still play the original Streets of Rage Sega games, sometimes with different mods, and the unofficial Streets of Rage Remake. Seeing the inclusion of these retro elements show a real love by the new developers, and look forward to other surprises that I feel will be included. I am super pumped to see the Streets of Rage franchise fresh again!