The retro hype train just keeps on chugging along; with remakes, re-releases, remasters and sequels that nobody expected (but probably wished for an eternity).
One of Sega’s hottest properties of the Mega Drive (or Genesis for any Americans reading this) was of course Streets of Rage; a side-scrolling beat-em-up that took the genre to new heights and spawned two sequels before fading into obscurity.
But now, hot off the heels of Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap, developers Lizardcube and Guard Crush Games have announced Streets of Rage 4, reintroducing Axel Stone and Blaze Fielding (how cool were 80s and 90s names!) to a new generation of players. Publishers DotEmu released a trailer with a heavy cartoon aesthetic and rockin’ music that’s sure to elicit flashbacks of the first three games.
No word at this stage on a release date, or console availability, but this is surely one to keep an eye on!