The Streets of Rage 4 release date has seemingly been confirmed via the Nintendo Switch eShop (via ResetEra), revealing the highly anticipated beat-’em-up will launch on April 23. We’re still waiting for an official announcement, so stay tuned.
Streets Of Rage 4 Release Date
Keep in mind that there’s also a rather lovely physical release of Streets of Rage 4 planned for release via Limited Run Games.
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.