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 the Mega Drive.

Platforms are currently unconfirmed, but given that Wonder Boy appeared on the Switch, the chances of a Nintendo version are good.

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Streets of Rage, known as Bare Knuckle (ベア・ナックル Bea Nakkuru) in Japan, is a trilogy of beat 'em up games developed and published by SEGA in the 1990s.

Famously known for its non stop action and electronic dance influenced music - scored by Yuzo Koshiro and Motohiro Kawashima - the series has gained the status of cult classic throughout the years. It is considered one of the best beat 'em up series of all time. After many years, Axel and Blaze are finally picking up the fight where they left.

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. 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.

Whether players gang up with a friend or clean up the city solo, Streets of Rage 4 is a skull-bashing, chicken-chomping delight all set to a thumping soundtrack sure to get your blood pumping.

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