Streets of Rage 4 lizardcube dotemu guard crush scrolling beat em up game games fighting axel stone blaze fielding fighter

Streets of Rage 4 announcement!

It’s official … Lizardcube and Dotemu, the companies behind the Wonderboy: The Dragon’s Trap remake, have teamed up with Guard Crush Games (Streets of Fury) to release … STRETS OF RAGE 4! Let’s start this all off with the announcement trailer, launched today:

Okay, so some history: Streets of Rage (aka Bare Knuckle) was one of the most successful scrolling beat ‘em up series on the SEGA Mega Drive/Genesis. Originally spanning three games between 1991 and 1994, the series saw you taking control of one of multiple characters and beating your way through seemingly endless waves of enemies. The gameplay was simple but addictive, the electronic dance influenced soundtrack was great, and I personally spent many hours toiling away at all three games in both my youth and as an adult via the Mega Drive Collection.

Now, so far, we don’t know too much about the game. There’s no set release date, nor has the platform been confirmed. What we do have though is a promise of a mix of classic gameplay with new mechanics, as well as a fresh story. Oh, and a few nice looking screenshots:

So, if you can’t tell, I am thrilled by this announcement! But what about yourselves? Did you enjoy the originals? Are you excited to jump back into the streets and Axel and Blaze and chomp some floor chicken? What do you want to see in the game? Let me know your thoughts below!

 


5 comments

  1. A long overdue return. I was always surprised by how Sega had abandoned the series. The sequel was excellent, but I played the first game the most, as it came with my console. I like the look of the early footage, but hope more playable characters get added.

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.