Remember back in January when Limited Run Games said it would be offering a physical release of Streets of Rage 4? Well, it’s now confirmed exactly what it has up its sleeves, including a lovely Classic Edition featuring a case designed like an old Sega Genesis/Mega Drive game box.
Streets Of Rage 4 Classic Edition @ Limited Run Games
The Streets of Rage 4 Classic Edition features a copy of the game on PS4 in a standard case, plus a Steelbook case, a Sega Genesis/Mega Drive Clam Shell case (which fits both the standard and steelbook cases), and a reversible cover featuring the Bare Knuckle design, which is the series’ title in Japan.
The standard version of Streets of Rage 4 also features this reversible cover, but none of the other extras detailed above.
Streets of Rage 4 is currently without a release date, but we’ve played it, and it’s shaping up nicely.
The sequel takes place around 10 years after the previous entry in the series, and so far we’ve got Axel, Blaze and Cherry confirmed as playable characters. Hopefully Adam will also make an appearance considering his daughter is involved, and perhaps we’ll get a grapple-based character like Max, too.
SEGA released three Streets of Rage titles between 1991 and 1994 for the Mega Drive/Genesis, and are widely regarded as one of the best side-scrolling beat-’em-ups ever released. The concept is simple, sure, but the gameplay, music, and setting combine to make an addictive formula that many games have failed to replicate.
Fans will be pleased to learn that composers Yuzo Koshiro and Motohiro Kawashima will be returning to helm the game’s soundtrack, which also features contributions from Yoko Shimomura, Hideki Naganuma, and Keiji Yamagishi.
Streets of Rage 4 looks set to shake up the classic formula by adding the ability to juggle enemies and recover health spent using special attacks.