It’s hard to believe it has been 26 years since Streets of Rage 3 released on the SEGA Genesis / Mega Drive and after waiting since 2018 since the announcement of Streets of Rage 4 – we can finally sink our teeth into retro nostalgia with a modern gloss.

Streets of Rage 4 has finally been announced with a ‘confirmed’ release date of April 30th 2020 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC via Steam or GoG – which will retail for $24.99.

  • 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 and many unlockable retro characters.
  • 2 players online co-op, and up to 4 players locally.
  • Story mode, Arcade mode, Battle mode.
  • Roasted chicken (or it is braised?) served on a pristine plate, and more!

I am still not sure what to make of this new modern gloss approach they have given the game, but looking forward to giving it a whirl on April 30th to give it a fair chance.

Streets of Rage 4 Screenshots

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James Woodcock

James is a Freelance Journalist, Copywriter, Author, Blogger & Podcaster specialising in gaming, gadgets and technology, both retro and modern. Ever since he experienced the first controllable pixel movement on the television screen, he has been entranced by the possibilities and rewarding entertainment value generated from these metal and plastic boxes of delight. Writing hundreds of articles, including commentary and reviews on various gaming platforms, whilst also interviewing well-known industry figures for popular online publications. Creator of the ScummVM Music Enhancement Project and host of the Game & Gadget Podcast. View his portfolio for more information.

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