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New dev diary reveals the inspiration for Streets of Rage 4

The developers of Streets of Rage 4 speak about updating the iconic fighting game franchise.

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The developers of Streets of Rage 4 speak about updating the iconic fighting game franchise for a new generation.

We’d be more fearful about the prospect of Streets of Rage 4 if it wasn’t for the calibre of talent behind the upcoming side-scrolling brawler.

Dotemu and Lizardcube partnered on the marvellous Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap, a game in the running for best of the year, even though it’s a remake of a 30-year-old Master System classic. And Guard Crush Games did a creditable job with 2015’s acclaimed Streets of Fury.

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The series revival is due for release next year on PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One and PC, and despite some misgivings regarding the game’s art style, it’s looking very promising.

In a new video, Dotemu and Guard Crush Games speak about their passion for the beat ‘em up genre and the classic fighting games inspiring Streets of Rage 4.

Street of Rage 4 – which is the first mainline series entry in a quarter of a century – will feature new playable characters alongside original stars, Axel and Blaze. An impressive roster of composers is also on board to provide the game’s soundtrack. The lineup includes Yūzō Koshiro, Motohiro Kawashima, Hideki Naganuma and Keiji Yamagishi. If nothing else, the game should sound flipping amazing.

The full video is well worth watching.

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