Guard Crush, Lizardcube (Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap) and DotEmu (Windjammers 2) have announced that the classic beat ’em up franchise Streets of Rage will be receiving a sequel. Check out the animated trailer for Streets of Rage 4 below, which sees the return of Axel and Blaze.
Featuring both co-op and solo gameplay, Streets of Rage 4 features many of the same tropes as the original games. You’ll beat up street punks, chow down on chickens to restore your health, and travel through a series of stages. The visuals are hand-drawn, courtesy of Lizardcube, and there are new mechanics and stages to experience.
The last time we saw Sega’s franchise was with Streets of Rage 3 on the Sega Genesis in 1994. It was later ported to platforms like Nintendo Wii, GameCube, PlayStation 2, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3. Streets of Rage 4 doesn’t have a release date and its platforms are still to be announced. Nevertheless, it’s hard not to be hyped for the return of a beat ’em up founding father.