It has been a long time coming but it has just been officially announced that Streets of Rage 4 is in the works. The game is coming courtesy of the Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap developers, Lizardcube and DotEmu. It is also being co-developed by Guard Crush Games.
The new entry sports a hand-drawn vector art aesthetic which obviously varies from it’s predecessors.
From the official PR:
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.
For more information on the game please visit the official Streets of Rage 4 website.
Platforms have not been announced as of yet but there isn’t any reason to believe the title will not come to the Switch.
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