The Sidescrolling Beat ‘Em Up Series Gets a New Entry

Streets of Rage 4 was officially announced on Monday with a snazzy reveal trailer that featured some old-school beat ’em up action! You can view the trailer below.

Notably, the sidescroller is being developed by three different studios: Lizardcube, Guard Crush Games, and Dotemu (who is also its publisher), according to the game’s official website.

“Featuring hand-drawn visuals from the team behind 2017’s gorgeous Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap remake, Streets of Rage 4 builds upon the classic trilogy’s gameplay with new mechanics, a fresh story and a gauntlet of dangerous stages with a serious crime problem,” the game’s official description reads. “Streets of Rage 4 recalls classic gameplay but it stands as an entirely original arcade-style romp thanks to the expertise of Guard Crush Games and Dotemu.”

Streets of Rage 4

Unfortunately, a release date hasn’t been given and the platforms it’ll be available on haven’t been announced yet. Also, a price hasn’t been listed on the official website either.


What do you think about this reveal? Are you interested in playing an old-school sidescrolling beat ’em up or does this game seem too old-fashioned for you? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below!