Publisher Dotemu (Wonder Boy, Windjammers 1/2) and developers Lizardcube (Wonder Boy) and Guard Crush Games (Streets of Fury EX) today revealed Streets of Rage 4, an all-new continuation of SEGA’s iconic arcade brawler series known for its radical fights, jammin’ ‘90s beats and dashing sparring gloves and bandanas.
A cult classic
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.
Mr. X Nightmare (DLC releasing July 15, 2021)
Mr. X Nightmare introduces three new playable fighters (Estel Aguirre, Max Thunder, Shiva: all very much requested fan-favorites) and a unique Survival mode, which challenges players to elevate and prove their true capabilities through special tests of skill. Players can additionally build their own personalized fighting style with new moves via character customization, while extra weapons and enemies are sure to keep the battles ahead interesting. Mr. X Nightmare includes lively new original music from Tee Lopes (Sonic Mania, League of Legends, and Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom etc.).
Separately, the free update adds an in-depth training system, color palette options, a fiendish New Mania+ difficulty, plus a wealth of refinements and balancing changes addressing feedback from Streets of Rage 4’s passionate community.
To keep up to date on all things Streets of Rage 4, punch your keyboard until it types https://www.streets4rage.com, go to https://www.facebook.com/StreetsofRage4 and slice that follow button on Twitter @Dotemu, @Lizardcube and @Guard_Crush.
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- The comeback of the legendary Streets of Rage series.
- Beautiful graphics fully hand-drawn animated by the studio behind Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap.
- Classic gameplay enhanced with brand new mechanics.
- Soundtrack by a wide line-up of world-class musicians.
- 5 main playable characters (8 with Mr.X Nightmare DLC) and many unlockable retro characters.
- 2 players online co-op, and up to 4 players locally.
- Story mode, Arcade mode, Battle mode, Training Mode, Survival mode (with Mr.X Nightmare DLC).
- Roasted chicken (or it is braised?) served on a pristine plate, and many other food options!
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1. Main Game Screenshots
2. Mr. X Nightmare (DLC) Screenshots
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- Lizardcube is a Parisian games studio founded by game industry veteran Omar Cornut (Pixeljunk Shooter, Tearaway, Soul Bubbles, Dear ImGui) and traditional comic/animation artist Ben Fiquet (Soul Bubbles). It is known for the acclaimed remake of Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap, praised for its art style and retro engineering marvel, and Streets of Rage 4, for which it handled all art direction, animation and visuals.
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- Dotemu is a french video game company specializing in modern releases of beloved retro games. Our mission is simple: give every gamer access to yesteryear’s classic video games on today's platforms, including PC, mobile, console and more. Working alongside the world’s most cherished and recognized publishers, the Dotemu team has published a number of global top-sellers across both PC and console, including Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap, Windjammers, several games in the Ys series and more. Founded in 2007, Dotemu leverages its considerable technological know-how to maintain the original spirit of classic games while giving them a second life as rediscovered gems for a new generation of gamers.
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About Guard Crush Games
- Guard Crush Games was founded in 2009 by Jordi Asensio and Cyrille Lagarigue based on their passion for classic beat-em-up and sidescrolling titles. The team is best known for its XBox 360 release, Streets of Fury, and follow-up on PC Streets of Fury: Extended Edition in 2015, which revel in over-the-top action and capture the studio’s love for fun sidescrolling brawlers..
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Streets of Rage 4 Credits
- Ben Fiquet (Lizardcube)
- Art Direction, Animation
- Julian Nguyen You (Lizardcube)
- Background Artist
- Cyrille Lagarigue (Guard Crush Games)
- Bo Samson (Guard Crush Games)
- Jordi Asensio (Dotemu)
- Game Design
- Cyrille Imbert (Dotemu)
- Executive Producer
- Olivier Derivière
- Yuzo Koshiro / 古代祐三
- Motohiro Kawashima / 川島基宏
- Yoko Shimomura / 下村陽子
- Keiji Yamagishi / 山岸継司
- Harumi Fujita / 藤田晴美
- Das mörtal
- XL Middleton
- Tee Lopes
- Contact for Streamers/Influencers
- Press Contact for General Enquiries
- Press Contact for Europe
- Press Contact for USA
- Press Contact for UK
- Press Contact for Brazil
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