A little over 26 years after the release of Streets of Rage 3, Streets of Rage 4 will land on PC, Xbox One, PS4, and Switch for $24.99. Featuring a roster of 17 playable characters(12 retro characters from past Streets of Rage games), 3 different soundtracks(soundtracks from SOR1 and SOR2 are included with the SOR4 soundtrack), and 2 modes of play(story and Battle Mode) this game looks to be a Streets of Rags fan's dream.
Battle Mode, a feature of SOR2 and SOR3, makes a return in SOR4 in a big way. Up to 4 players can fight it out in a free for all battle royal or you can pick teams for some 2 on 2, 3 on 1, or 2 on 1 on 1 action. It appears to be local co-op/versus only as the co-op story mode is only 2 player online but 2 player local. A trailer for that mode, which features 9 arenas, can be watched below.
Streets of Rage 4 looks to be a great addition to the beat-em up genre and a worthy successor to the Streets of Rage legacy. Everything they have show so far has looked fantastic and I cannot wait to get my hands on it April 30th. I've included a few screen shots below but feel free to jump to the comments section and let us know what you think about the game.
*All images courtesy of Dotemu