Streets Of Rage 4 Announced With Glorious Retro Trailer (VIDEO)

Streets of Rage has been lacking a proper new entry in quite a while, with the series’ fist-flying brawls going quiet back in 1994. Despite the hiatus, the beat-em-up trilogy has endured popularity in modern times due to the titles’ solid gameplay and moody electronic tracks by Yuzo Koshiro. Fans thought they’d never see a another follow-up, that is until today’s surprise announcement of Streets of Rage 4!

After 24 years, Streets of Rage has indeed returned with a fourth entry in a joint effort between publishers Sega and Dotemu as well as developers Lizardcube and Guard Crush Games. The game’s reveal was announced with a glorious animated trailer showcasing series fighters Axel Stone and Blaze Fielding as they gather their rage for the fight ahead. We also glimpse a mysterious villainess with an electrified snake sidekick, further adhering to the over-the-top arcade experience we’ve come to expect. Check out the trailer and official description below.

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.

While the reveal was a treat for longtime fans, those hoping for further gameplay or release information may have to wait a bit longer. No launch window or platforms are currently listed as of yet, but the creatives assure updates on Streets of Rage 4 will arrive in due time. Developer Lizardcube took to Twitter to confirm as such, promising more answers in the future.

What do you think? Are you excited to take the fight to crime in Streets of Rage 4, or are you skeptical until we get confirmed involvement from Yuzo Koshiro? Let us know in the comments below and be sure to follow Don’t Feed the Gamers on Twitter and Facebook to be informed of the latest gaming and entertainment news 24 hours a day! For more from the realm of retro-inspired titles, check out these next few news stories:

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Phone-browsing Wikipedia in one hand and clutching his trusty controller in the other, the legendary Eric Hall spreads his wealth of knowledge as a writer for Don't Feed the Gamers. Be sure to catch his biweekly "Throwback Thursday" segment for a nostalgic look at trivia from the past.

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