Streets Of Rage 4 Reveals Retro Throwbacks

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Jun 20, 2012
It’s been ages since the classic 16-bit beat-em-up series Streets of Rage got any love. But all that’s about to change as Dotemu, Lizardcube and Guard Crush Games release Streets of Rage 4. And we learned today that the new installment will pay tribute to its origin era in a big way.
The game will include twelve unlockable character sprites from the first three Streets of Rage titles in all their pixelated glory. The game itself does not have a pixel mode, so they look a bit out of place on the HD streets, but still cool. We’re also getting the original soundtracks for Streets of Rage 1 and 2, composed by Yuzo Koshiro, thrown in as an option.
This stuff is all well and good, but what people really want to know about Streets Of Rage 4 is when the thing is coming out. It’s been a question mark for a long time, and neither Dotemu nor Lizardcube are ready to say. Preorders, however, are fully open…and not just for the digital version...

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