Streets of Rage News
BitSummit takes place in early August
Kyoto-based indie game festival BitSummit is celebrating its 10th birthday this year, and in advance of the event taking place on the first weekend of August (6th-7th), they've been announcing some of the acts and appearances that attendees will be able to witness. One of these acts is composer Yuzo Koshiro...
Streets of Range
While all the trendy kids talk about Streets of Rage 4 and (accurately) discuss how awesome it is, those of us that prefer the soft glow of nostalgia look back to the original. In truth it doesn't hold up as well as its outstanding sequel, but it's an iconic game among retro enthusiasts and some of us that had our young minds blown...
Yuzo Koshiro sets things straight
Yesterday, Sega's Streets of Rage series turned 30 – and composer Yuzo Koshiro decided to share a piece of trivia that has blown the collective minds of many fans. Koshiro explains that in Streets of Rage 2, Axel Stone's most famous special move – performed by tapping in the same direction twice and pressing...
When you find yourself in times of trouble
What with one thing and another, it's fair to say that 2020's been a challenging year, and many of us have been retreating into digital spaces for comfort and escape in our off-hours. Whether you find comfort in an old familiar favourite, or prefer to lose yourself in something unknown, the ability to...
If today's release of Streets of Rage 4 on Switch has you feeling all nostalgic for earlier games in the series, you might want to take a nosey at these tempting soundtrack offerings. Wayô Records is set to rerelease the classic Mega Drive soundtracks to both Streets of Rage and Streets of Rage 2 composed by Yuzo Koshiro...
“That wasn’t my suggestion”
Yuzo Koshiro is arguably one of the most famous composers of video game music in the world thanks to his incredible work on the Sega Genesis / Mega Drive and, more recently, for his sterling efforts on franchises such as Atlus’ Etrian Odyssey. While Koshiro’s tunes for titles like Revenge of Shinobi, ActRaiser...
Knuckles laid bare
The news that Streets of Rage 4 is happening came rather out of the blue, but the response has been an overwhelmingly positive one. Sega's side-scrolling fighting franchise has gone down as one of its most beloved series, thanks solely to three solid entries on the 16-bit Mega Drive / Genesis. Our friend Tyler over at iRetrogam
Backbone pitched the ideas to Sega
Former Backbone Entertainment artist Arvin Bautista has published art from Streets of Rage and ESWAT titles which were pitched to Sega — presumably with little success. Bautista — who has also worked on Capcom titles Commando: Wolf of the Battlefield and 1942: Joint Strike — has released the concept art on...
Series composer spills the beans
Sega's Streets of Rage franchise - known in Japan as Bare Knuckle - is arguably one of the most beloved 16-bit series of all time. It's not just popular with Sega fans, either; the legendary second outing is seen by many retro experts as the finest side-scrolling fighter ever conceived. Amazingly, the franchise has...
If you like Streets of Rage and have 23 minutes to spare, grab some popcorn and make yourself comfortable. Some ambitious fans have brought the series to life with the magic of street fighting, fireworks and YouTube. The video follows Axel Stone as he swaggers through the streets, punishing any thugs that dare to threaten him and kicking...