Dotemu, Lizardcube and Guard Crush Games have released a new action-packed trailer for Streets of Rage 4.
This has revealed the retro throwbacks that they have made to the original trilogy, such as “unlockable pixel art characters with movesets and abilities unique to their respective games.”
These retro characters bring the game’s playable roster count to 17, with the original Streets of Rage fighters able to call the cops for their special moves whereas Streets of Rage 3’s cast can sprint and roll through environments.
Those looking for more nostalgia can switch to the iconic original soundtrack, which will let you beat down your enemies while listening to tracks from the original Streets of Rage or Streets of Rage 2.
With hand-drawn visuals from the team behind Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap remake, the co-developers have looked to build on the cult classic trilogy’s gameplay “with new mechanics, a fresh story and a gauntlet of dangerous stages with a serious crime problem.”
You can either clean up the city on your own or team up with a friend to beat up the gangsters, in what is promised to be “a skull-bashing, chicken-chomping delight all set to a thumping soundtrack sure to get your blood pumping.”
Streets of Rage 4 will release on the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo Switch worldwide in Spring 2020 priced at $24.99.