Sega Genesis was an incredible console in the late 80’s and early 90’s. It helped to usher in 16-bit games along with the SNES. The competing consoles had a great rivalry and with that came a slew of incredible games to play and pledge your allegiance to, just like today. Those who were around back then know that of those many great games that the Streets of Rage series is one of the best within not just the Sega Genesis library but one of the best game series period. Publisher DotEmu and developer Lizardcube with Guard Crush Games sat down and agreed that it’s time to bring back one of Sega’s best games updated to current gen after 25 long years.
According to the trailer we see Axel who has clearly aged with a beard and dad bod and Blaze who somehow hasn’t aged wrapped up in a new battle just the way you remember it on the Genesis. The major difference? The beautiful new cartoonish style artwork that creates the scenery and the characters you’ll be using. For now, the game seems to just have Axel and Blaze. No word on whether or not we’ll see Skate, Max or Zen in either a DLC or as an in-game pickup character. It would be dope if that were the case but even if it isn’t, it’s exciting to see Streets of Rage back and up to date. Hopefully the younger generation gets excited for this as much as the Gen-X crew is and we get some more classics remade. Streets of Rage 4 will be available for PS4, XBOX One and the Switch. Check out Dotemu on Twitter HERE, Lizardcube HERE as well as Guard Crush Games HERE to check out what they’re up to with Streets of Rage 4 and anything else they have going on. We’ll keep you posted as we get more information.