Streets of Rage 4 was a big eShop release of 2020, winning over fans old and new with its handsome visuals and fun combat. Though its DLC has had a temporary setback on Switch it's undoubtedly been a success story, keeping alive a franchise that had previously only been held up by the most dedicated fans.
It was a project that involved Lizardcube, Guard Crush Games, Dotemu and various talented contributors, and the CEO of Lizardcube has shared a rather enjoyable thread on the game's creation on Twitter.
We recommend giving the whole thread a look (linked below), as it's a heartfelt reflection and thanks for the project.
It's a game that feels like a passion project through and through.
Almost as amazing as SoR 2...almost.
I'm glad this game exists.
@Tedikuma Same here.
I felt the SOR Games were stuck in the 90s, with the exception of recent Compilations.
I bought it physically and found it a bit harder than SOR1 (my favourite SOR).
Still, I'll get the DLC once it comes out.
❗I, too, am glad this Game exists as with 'Double Dragon: Neon' as it brings these Game's series' from the 80s and 90s into the now.
I only wish Capcom would do the same with 'Final Fight'...
How about giving us an insight into when the DLC will be available!
Huge Ben Fiquet fan. He works wonders in this post-pixel art era, preserving that feel while working with modern resolutions. Hopefully there’s more Sega revamping from his team. Sega needs it and the fans need it.
@Magician Ah yes, the good ol' "Nostalgia wins above newer and better game mechanics." argument that's almost never seen on the internet.
I almost wish Dotemu would take more inspiration from Streets of Rage 3/Bare Knuckle III, but even the devs are fanboys of SoR2 which is why we never got a super meter or run feature for most of the characters and instead you have to slowly walk.
It's a shame that Streets of Rage 3 doesn't get the recognition it deserves, probably because we here in the west got the harder version which may be the reason why people didn't like it. The Japanese version is still great, though. It definitely gives Streets of Rage 2 a run for it's money.
@Deppasois There was that Capcom leak not too long ago that showed that they were working on a remake of sorts on Final Fight. So fingers crossed that it might happen.
@russell-marlow I'll concede that SoR 4 has the superior gameplay, over any previous entry in the series. But I put higher value in audio design and composition. And SoR 2 remains as the strongest soundtrack in the series, imo.
I like reading the casual beginnings of what ended up being the best playing beatemup of all time.
Lizardcube, you reading this? Bring me a shootemup, pretty please.
This was a fun little read, and you could definitely feel the love and care put into it. Definitely one of the best games on Switch, a wonderful return of the series,, and one of, if not the best beat em up I've ever had the pleasure to play.
@Magician Wouldn't it be the cherry on top to get an arcade trilogy for Switch?
Ok, I see 3 disjointed and somewhat confusing tweets with bad grammar in this article, and none say the article's tagline of a "teenage dream come true".
This article is half-baked.
Hopefully they will do Golden Axe 4 next.
This game sits on my shelf taunting me every day. It's like Hypnos in Hades. I can hear it now, sneering, "have you tried not sucking?"
Love the game despite being terrible at it, though. It's just a joyful good time. You can tell it was made with love, and its soundtrack rocks.
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