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A new element of Streets of Rage 4 has been revealed in a trailer issued by DotEmu today.

In the game, players can access tributes to previous entries in the series, including “unlockable pixel art characters with movesets and abilities unique to their respective games”. The original Streets of Rage 1 and 2 soundtracks will also be available.

Here’s some additional information:

Update: The official word we have from DotEmu is that the “date is not final or confirmed”. It’s unclear if the game will be launching this month as listed on the eShop. DotEmu says it’ll be “soon”, however.


Original: Streets of Rage 4 will launch on Switch this month, according to an eShop listing. The game just received a store page showing a release date of April 23. We previously heard that it would arrive sometime this spring.

Here’s an overview of Streets of Rage 4, along with a trailer:

Publisher and co-developer Dotemu, along with co-developers Lizardcube and Guard Crush Games, have shared new information about the music of Streets of Rage 4. Olivier Derivière, who handled soundtracks for A Plague Tale: Innocence, Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, Dying Light 2, and more, is serving as the game’s main composer. Other guest musicians are contributing as well.

Here’s some additional information about the soundtrack, including news that Hideki Naganuma will no longer be contributing because of “scheduling complications”:

Earlier this year, Limited Run Games announced that it would produce a physical version of Streets of Rage 4. More details were shared today.

Fans will be able to purchase a standard copy, but a “Classic Edition” is on the way as well. It includes the game in the standard case, a steelbook case, and a large Genesis clamshell that will fit both cases inside. A limited edition is also planned with extra goodies, though we won’t be hearing about it until later.

Pre-orders for Streets of Rage 4’s regular release and Classic Edition open on March 20 at 7 AM PT / 10 AM ET.

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At PAX East 2020 this week, Streets of Rage 4 is being shown off with a new playable demo. View some footage of the game below.

Dotemu has set a more specific release window for the beat ’em up Streets of Rage 4. Though we don’t have an exact release date, it’s on track to launch this spring.

Floyd Iraia has also been revealed as Streets of Rage 4’s final playable character. Two-player online and four-player offline multiplayer support has been confirmed as well.

Here’s an introduction to Floyd as well as a new trailer:

A new video for Streets of Rage 4 is in focusing on the game’s art. Below, Lizardcube creative director Ben Fiquet and lead background artist Julian Nguyen You explore the extraordinary level of detail the team is bringing to the game’s bustling city along with a bold style emphasizing linework and movement.

Streets of Rage 4 is getting a physical release thanks to Limited Run Games. Announced on their official Twitter page, Limited Run says that the upcoming game will be added to their collection and to stay tuned for more details. Check out the full tweet below.
 


Streets of Rage 4 is releasing on Switch sometime in 2020. 

DotEmu and Lizardcube have shared a new “Beind the Gameplay” developer diary for Streets of Rage 4. Below, designer Jordi Asensio as well as programmers Cyrille Lagarigue and Beausoleil Samson Guillemette reflect on inspirations, key learnings, and how Streets of Rage 2 is the benchmark they’re holding the revival’s exhilarating brawls to.

Streets of Rage 4, which was officially confirmed for Switch a few days ago, is playable at Gamescom 2019 this week. View some footage taken at the expo below.