Return to the streets
Update - Sat 21st Mar, 2020 01:25 GMT: Pre-orders for the Classic Edition and Standard Edition of the game are now live. The standard edition will set you back $34.99 and the Classic Edition including various extra goodies is $59.99. Pre-orders will close one week after the digital release (TBD).
With Streets of Rage 4 still on course for its vague '2020' release date, developer DotEmu has dropped another in its series of behind-the-scenes videos about the game's development. The latest video (below) is a six-minute look at the game's art from Lizardcube's Ben Fiquet and Julian Hguyen You. Discussing how the pixel art of the
Presented by the game's lead programmer
Streets of Rage 4 has been in development for quite a while now, and while we're anxious to get our hands on it, as fans of the series we're happy to wait while joint developers Guard Crush Games, DotEMU and Lizardcube polish it to the Nth degree. The original Mega Drive / Genesis beat 'em ups are a classic...
You asked for it
It has today been confirmed that Adam Hunter will be a playable character in the upcoming Streets of Rage 4. Adam originally starred in the first Streets of Rage but wasn't present in either of its sequels, yet he remains a firm favourite with fans of the franchise. During today's Indie World broadcast,
Dust off your knuckles
Boy, the streets sure have been quiet the last 25 years. That’s roughly the length of time since Axel Stone, Blaze Fielding, and Big McLargehuge roamed the streets taming, titulary speaking, the “rage”. Streets of Rage 4, similar to retro franchise revivals like Mega Man 9 and Sonic Mania before it,
Physical release not happening
Not long after Square Enix revealed Final Fantasy VIII Remastered for multiple platforms including the Nintendo Switch at its E3 2019 live presentation, there were murmurs about a possible physical release. DotEmu, the developer helping out with the remastered version of the game, even responded to a fan question...
Hiding in plain fight
We're big Streets of Rage fans here at Nintendo Life, so the confirmation today that Streets of Rage 4 is coming to Switch was welcome (if entirely predictable) news. The new trailer (reproduced above for your viewing pleasure) introduces new character Cherry Hunter - daughter of Adam Hunter from the original and niece to...
"It is very close to Streets of Rage 2"
Today, the news we had all hoped and prayed for was confirmed: Streets of Rage 4 is coming to Nintendo Switch, along with a new playable character. A collaboration between Lizardcube, Guard Crush Games, DotEmu and Sega, this side-scrolling brawler aims to resurrect one of the most beloved Mega Drive / Genesis...
Switch confirmation coming? Please?
More news on the upcoming Streets of Rage 4 is finally coming next week, and we're desperately hoping for confirmation that the game will be headed to Switch. The revival of Sega's classic side-scrolling fighter series was first revealed back in the summer of 2018, when it was announced that Lizardcube and DotEmu...
Alongside other VGM legends
A new video put out by French developer Dotemu has confirmed that legendary composer Yuzo Koshiro - the man behind the original games' soundtracks as well as a host of other classics from ActRaiser to Ys to The Revenge of Shinobi - is returning to the Streets of Rage series to work on the music for Streets of Rage
The French company behind Streets of Rage 4
During Square Enix Live at E3 2019, it was revealed Final Fantasy VIII Remastered would be released on the Switch later this year. Since then, it's been discovered the French developer and publisher Dotemu will be helping out with this version – with the company revealing it was both "proud and honored"...
Bare those knuckles, guys
A new gameplay trailer for Streets of Rage 4 has been released which gives us a better idea of what the final product will look like when it eventually hits the (ahem) streets. Currently in production at Guard Crush Games, this highly-anticipated sequel will feature the artistic talents of Lizardcube, the studio behind the...
The ultimate frisbee sport
French developer Dotemu, the team behind the excellent Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap remake and the upcoming Streets of Rage 4 (we still can't quite believe that's a real 'thing'), has released the first alpha-state footage of Windjammers 2, the sequel to Data East's original Neo Geo game from 1994. As you can see from...
Take to the streets
In case you forgot, last August it was revealed Lizardcube and DotEmu - the studios behind the excellent Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap reboot - were reviving the classic side-scrolling Sega beat 'em up Streets of Rage. While we're still waiting for platforms to be announced, Dotemu, Lizardcube and Guard Crush Games have revealed...
Pre-orders go live on 1st February
Last weekend, it was revealed Limited Run Games was handling the physical release Another World: 20th Anniversary Edition for Nintendo Switch. If you’re interested in picking up the Collector’s Edition of the game, it will set you back $59.99. This bundle becomes available for pre-order in the US on 1st...
In case you forgot, Lizardcube and DotEmu - the studios behind the Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap reboot - are reviving Sega’s beat ‘em up series Streets of Rage. Streets of Rage 4 will be developed in conjunction with Guard Crush Games and uses familiar hand-drawn visuals. While we wait for more information about this project,...
"We're constantly comparing our game with the originals"
No, you're not suffering from déjà vu; this article originally appeared on the site in September this year, and we're republishing it as part of our 'Best of 2018' series which celebrates what we feel were our finest features of the past twelve months. Enjoy! Flashback time. My friend had...
During the 'Kinda Funny Video Game Showcase' on Twitch, Limited Run announced physical editions for the indie game of the year Celeste and the retro hit Windjammers. Windjammers, developed by DotEmu, will be available to pre-order from LRG website on 21st December and Celeste by Matt Makes Games can be secured from 1st
Nostalgic hearts a-Blaze
It’s been a wild ride for fans of SEGA fans the last few years. Lately, it seems as though the forgotten series of their past are returning in spades, thanks to the efforts of smaller indies the world over: Wonder Boy, Shenmue, Monster Boy, and finally, Streets of Rage. That last one is a big deal for a particularly loyal...
Lizardcube and DotEmu - the studios behind the excellent Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap reboot - are reviving Sega's classic side-scrolling fighter Streets of Rage. Developed in conjunction with Guard Crush Games, Streets of Rage 4 boasts a stunning hand-drawn visual style and will build on the gameplay seen in the original trilogy on...
We already knew that the legendary Neo Geo title Windjammers was Switch-bound, but today Dotemu has confirmed that a sequel will also be headed to Nintendo's machine. Due for release in 2019, Windjammers 2 will "combine everything fans love about the classic title", and will include "entirely hand-drawn 2D animations". No gameplay...
The 1994 competitive disc throwing arcade game Windjammers will be released on the Nintendo Switch later this year. The announcement was made during the Windjammers Global World Disc Throwing Championship at EVO 2018. The Switch version is the same as other modern versions of the title, featuring a number of enhancements...
Out of this world, dude
You can play Eric Chahi's classic 1991 cinematic platformer action-adventure game Another World on practically every gaming platform known to mankind these days - except for the Switch, of course. This is all about to change as DotEmu has just announced that a Switch version of the seminal game is planned for...
Plus some other fixes, too
The superb Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap has just received an update which enables in-game video capture. A remake of the equally brilliant Sega Master System original, Wonder Boy has also benefited from some other minor fixes as well, which are detailed below. With so many amazing games arriving on Switch this year...
Thanks to Nicalis
We absolutely adored Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap when it landed on the Switch eShop earlier this year; Lizardcube's retro remake took the Sega Master System classic and improved on it in every way possible. Of course retro gamers love nothing more than collecting boxes and game cards, so having this game as a download only...