If you did not know, the 90's will be back in full force. And who does not remember the iconic beat-em-up of the era, Streets of Rage? Although it has been almost a quarter of a century since Streets of Rage 3, publisher DotEmu has announced the return of side-scrolling beat-em-up with Streets of Rage 4.
Developed by Lizardcube (Wonder Boy: Dragon's Trap) and Streets of Rage 4, Streets of Rage 4, the Guardian, will further sega's arcade brawler with new mechanics, an original story and streets filled with fury. In addition to new mechanics and an original story, Streets of Rage 4 will be composed of hand-drawn images similar to Cube's 2017 reuptake of Wonder Boy III: Dragon's Trap.
Sometimes the streets can be unforgiving. Fortunately, Streets of Rage 4 will include solo and collaborative projects, but it is unclear whether the collaboration will be offline, online or both. Furthermore, publisher DotEmu has not revealed the Streets of Rage 4 platforms will appear on, nor has it confirmed a release date for the upcoming 90-inspired brawler.
Streets of Rage, also known as Bare Knuckles in Japan, is a side scrolling beat-em-up released in 1991 for Sega Genesis. Developed by Sega, the Streets of Rage franchise is considered a classic 2D beat em-up, held in the same sense as other brawlers such as Battletoads (1991), Final Fight and Golden Ax. The latest entry in the series, Streets of Rage 3, released in 1994 for Sega Genesis.