Remember last month when a Steam page seemed to let slip that Streets of Rage 4 was getting Mr. X Nightmare DLC? Well, look what we have here...
Yes, Dotemu, Lizardcube, and Guard Crush Games have now officially unveiled a paid 'Mr. X Nightmare' DLC pack for the game. It adds new playable characters and a special Survival game mode, and even more content is also on the way in a separate free update.
The new trailer (up above) focuses on one of the three new characters coming to the game, Estel Aguirre, as well as offering a quick hint at the other as-of-yet unannounced stars. Formerly appearing in the game as a boss fight-style foe, Estel’s powerful slugs and spin kicks "dish out serious damage to anyone foolish enough to get in her way".
The new Survival mode is still somewhat under wraps, but we do know that it'll "challenge players to elevate and prove their true capabilities through special tests of skill". Players will also be able to build their own personalised fighting style with a new character customisation tool, and extra weapons, moves, and enemies are in the works, too.
Finally, the free update mentioned up above is designed for Streets of Rage 4's best players. The update will add a 'New Mania+' difficulty that's said to serve up a "brutal" challenge, although there'll also be a new training system designed to help you perfect your strategies.
No dates or pricing have been revealed for the DLC just yet, so we'll make sure to stay tuned for more on that over the coming weeks. In the meantime, let us know if you're feeling hyped for more Streets of Rage in the comments below.
A fitting tribute to DMX.
Can’t wait.....great game happy to support the DLC
I’m so down for this!
Nice but now my physical copy is no longer a complete release anymore.
yes I'm hyped!! I loved this game!! amazing soundtrack (listening right now)!! and I always wanted to play as Estel aka Ronda Rousey!
I hope there are some new stages, but I'm happy they listened to fans and made Estel the star of the announcement. The second portrait silhouette at the end definitely looks like Max. He's a logical addition since his sprite already exists too. I would guess character 3 might be an all new character.
Don't get me wrong, looking forward to this but I'd probably enjoy 4 player online co-op more.
More SoR4 is great news! This game was such a nice surprise, after quite a few modern beat 'em ups that didn't manage to recapture what I love in the classics of the genre...
@Ghost_of_Hasashi I've been thinking about buying a physical copy, I wonder if they will release a new physical?
Please tell me that second silhouette is Shiva...
I'm all over this! One of my favorite games of all time. Instant purchase.
@Ghost_of_Hasashi I thought the same. Mine from Limited Run too.
So awesome! Will buy the moment it comes out, I loved SoR4. And all the new free stuff is promising as well--Mania+, extra palettes, new moves. My cup runneth over.
Yes! I love this game
Please add a dash feature. Being forced to walk all the time, annoyed me.
@Ghost_of_Hasashi name a physical release that is truly complete this days. Day one patches on damn near everything.
Can't wait! TELL ME WHEN!?
More SoR is never a bad thing. Definitely pumped to jump back on it again 😁👍
Only upsetting parts are:
1- The Wait
2- Neither of those silhouettes look likely to be Skate
One of my favorite games in recent years. Definitely hyped for this.
@Shiryu I think it is.
Just play as one of the Hunters! Or the retro characters.
I still want to play as Roo.
Like most game released in a physical format nowadays...
@RudeAnimat0r 3rd char... Shiva? for the same reason as Max...
@Skelliot luckily it seems NOT skate...
@MarioBrickLayer probably not...
I backed out of buying a physical once I got a hint of possible DLC. Got it on Steam instead and will buy a complete (hopefully) edition on Switch later on.
@Zanzox Yeah, could be his luscious locks. I'd prefer another original character, but I imagine the temptation of using existing assets is too real.
I wouldn't be surprised if we get Roo as a new retro character too.
So they are pulling a dead cells and as already mentioned in the comments here, the limited run games print is now no longer complete. Take a page out of Celeste's play book in the future!
Really hoping one of the new characters is Shiva. Max would be cool too. The 2nd one looks like it could be either one of them.
I have a physical copy of this too, in addition to a digital PS4 one, but it seems kind of silly to be upset about not having a complete copy on physical. Nobody involved in the production of this game expected it to be quite the success it was, and thus they weren't planning on DLC. Should they have waited a year and a half after the game's release to go physical?
With the Limited Run release it's also kind of a different beast. They release a lot of indie games that have already been out a while, but they also do these open pre-orders for unreleased games, like Streets of Rage. It's no different than buying any other physical game by any other publisher at release - there's a chance they will add more stuff after the fact.
I get the frustration of those having physical copies that are now not a complete game, but it's a sign of the times. With that said, one can look at it as owning an earlier revision that is a functioning version of the game that requires nothi ng extra to function and should always work(unless it requires a patch to function). Digital distribution has its issues, but I like seeing that the game is DRM-free on GOG. As long as you don't mind playing on PC(I prefer it), you do own the digital game as long as long as you have the installer. That seems like the best way to own the full game. If you want something for the shelf, that's another matter. I do get the frustration, but at this point, no one should assume the physical version is ever complete.
Trailer looks insanely good and the music has a proper 80s ninja movie vibe going on!
Such a great game already and can’t wait for this.
Let’s do this.
Hopefully they put out a complete physical version that includes the DLC.
Darn, none of those silhouettes look like Roo. The 2nd one looks like it could be Shiva, though, which would still be wonderful.
That was a good trailer. Glad this game is getting the DLC treatment.
Favorite game of last year for me , buying the DLC day 1. Now where’s my Cuphead DLC?!?
Great game, gonna support it 🙂
Notice that Floyd is holding that big fish. It reminds me of Dynamite Cop's weapons!
I want Roo!
Best beatemup in the business right now. Lizard Cube are awesome.
@Realness Yup, I blame SoR2 purists for influencing this game too much to a tee. Adding in a dash feature surely won't break the game and shouldn't be tough to implement.
@fox_mattcloud Would be nice if we got Smash characters as exclusive DLC. I can imagine Fox and Falcon in this game being absolutely hype to play as. But of course, licensing with Nintendo is a nightmare to deal with
The 3rd character should be Shiva (which make sense, because they already have many sprites and some moves)
Epic! Looking forward to this.
I'm glad my LRG copy is still sealed (and that I hadn't bought the local retail edition either). At least that might be worth a pretty penny someday.
I might still buy this via GOG, but I won't bother with the Switch version unless a complete physical version is released.
@russell-marlow I'm not a SoR2 purist, but giving every character a dash or a run would fundamentally change the game. They'd have to rebalance every stage, otherwise it'd trivialize the score and ranking system they have in place. Enemy placement would need to be tweaked. Besides, Cherry has a run and Adam has a dash, so there are options for players who prefer a faster pace, plus all of the SoR3 retro characters.
I don't necessarily have an issue with the dash, it's just totally not an easy add. Jumping from SoR2 to SoR3 recently is like night and day. They play wildly differently.
Pretty sure the dlc price will be $14.99.
I just want to be able to play as Roo again Roo and Shiva both weren’t unlockable despite being in the game. And Max’s new design wasn’t playable either. I thought it was odd once you beat him you couldn’t use him...
@Zanzox you're surely mad, Skate is DA BOMB!
@Realness that would mess up the balance. Adam and Cherry's compensation for putting out less dps is their unique dash
There’s a lot to love here in this trailer. I to want some more levels, and think we’ll get something. As far as the mystery silhouettes, I see max and shiva as the third. Hopefully roo and skate in the updated visuals happen and why on earth do they show off Dr. Zan if he’s not one?
Great news! And for those that haven’t played The Takeover, it’s on sale now. It’s not the same as SOR4 but still a great beat m up! I really enjoy it. But nothing beats roaming the streets with Blaze & Axel!
So they're saying I pay for the DLC now and get the DLC later, essentially?
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