Publisher and developer Dotemu, and developers Lizardcube and Guard Crush Games announced Mr. X Nightmare, a new paid DLC for Streets of Rage 4, in April. The DLC will feature 3 new characters, as well as a survival mode. We’ve known that Estel Aguirre and Max Thunder were the first two characters for a while now, but DotEmu, Lizardcube, and Guard Crush have finally announced that the last character is Shiva.
Shiva is a “charismatic Kenpo master, whose time has come to repent. Ready to leave the Syndicate for good, Axel Stone’s former rival is now determined to make a difference in ‘Mr. X Nightmare.’” Shiva looks a little different, as several of his moves are quick dashes that allow him to both move quickly and do damage. He also appears to have an ability that creates copies of himself and another that gives him wings and damages nearby enemies.
All told, things are looking pretty good for Mr. X Nightmare, but it’s not the only thing coming to the game. Streets of Rage 4 will also get a free update that will include a New Mania+ difficulty as well as a much-needed training mode and several new colors for each character. Mr. X Nightmare will be coming to Streets of Rage 4 sometime in 2021. Streets of Rage 4 is now available on Xbox One, PS4, Switch, and PC.
You can watch the trailer for Shiva below: