A Bare Knuckle sandwich
Bienvenido a Box Art Brawl, our weekly look back at the same game's retro box art from around the world with a cheeky vote attached. To coincide with the release of Animal Crossing: New Horizons we took a look at the first game in the series last week. Despite the North American and European variants being very similar, the...
"There is a big story behind me being involved"
Streets of Rage 4 might not have a release date yet, but that hasn't stopped DotEmu, Lizardcube and Guard Crush Games from revealing more about this upcoming release. Following on from the news the legendary composer Yuzo Koshiro would be
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).
“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...
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...
Mmm... trashcan chicken
For a lot of us more ‘seasoned’ gamers, the announcement of Streets of Rage 4 brought a tear to the eye. The original Mega Drive/Genesis games hold a special place in our hearts and after all these years the prospect of returning to take on Mr X’s mysterious Syndicate with our bare knuckles makes us quite... emotional...
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,
"I want young people to be able to play my games!"
As one of the video game world's first musical superstars, Yuzo Koshiro needs no introduction. He took the relatively humble audio hardware of the Sega Mega Drive and made it do things no one thought were possible; his soundtracks for the likes of Revenge of Shinobi and Streets of Rage are lauded as...
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
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...
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...
"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...
Streets of Rage II was an influential beat 'em up from the glory days of the SEGA Genesis, featuring brutal hand to hand combat and some seriously good quality spritework. Relatively recently, it received the 3D Classics treatment from M2 and saw a re-release on the Nintendo 3DS; gloriously reproduced in autostereoscopic 3D...
"We just didn’t know if we could pull it off"
This week sees the western launch of 3D Streets of Rage 2, the latest in Sega's line of 3DS-based 3D Classics. It's one of the most beloved games of the 16-bit era, and also one of the most technically impressive Genesis / Mega Drive titles seen so far. In fact, the game is such a potent showcase of...
In pursuit of pugilistic perfection
Nostalgia sells and publishers know it. You just have to look at all the reboots, Definitive and Remastered Editions out there for proof. But there are, however, some titles that cannot be modernised no matter how much companies try. Sega beat-em-up Streets of Rage is perhaps one of the best examples of such...
When Nintendo secured the domestic conversion of Capcom's Final Fight for its newly-launched SNES console way back at the dawn of the '90s, it left many Sega fans utterly distraught. Cody, Haggar and Guy's coin-op escapade was the hottest ticket in arcades at a time when the side-scrolling fighter was very much the genre of choice...