SOR4 is due for release April 30th.
For nostalgia-loving gamers the world over, the news that Streets of Rage 4 will be released on April 30th 2020 was welcome news in the midst of a pandemic.
Publisher Dotemu and developers Lizardcube & Guard Crush Games today revealed the Streets of Rage 4 was official and would be an all-new continuation of SEGA’s iconic arcade brawler series from the 90s.
Those of us of a certain age will remember button-mashing the night away on Streets of Rage 1, 2 & 3 in the 90s fondly, and the news that we'll soon be able to enjoy SOR again is just the thing to raise all of our spirits in this uncertain time. The game takes places around a decade after the events of Streets of Rage 3.
The classic gameplay & combos we all know and love from the series will return, with enhanced mechanics.
SOR4 will include 5 main playable characters, plus many unlockable retro characters. The main characters available to play are as follows;
- Axel Stone
- Blaze Fielding
- Cherry Hunter
- Adam Hunter
- Floyd Iraia
The enemies released so far include;
- Assassin Agent
- Big Ben
The music of Streets of Rage was one of it's defining factors in the fighting game genre, the pumping retro 90s club music was the perfect background to bashing and smashing. Fans will be delighted to find out that composer Olivier Deriviere is once again going to provide the soundtrack for this epic comeback.
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SOR4 will be released on PS4, Xbox One, PC & Nintendo Switch, featuring 2 players online co-op, 4 player local, and a story, arcade, and battle mode!
Check out the Battle Mode trailer below.
SOR4 releases Thursday, April 30th, 2020.
Image via Dotemu