Dotemu, Lizardcube and Guard Crush Games have confirmed a release date for Streets of Rage 4 on Nintendo Switch.
They have also revealed that the Battle Mode will return from Streets of Rage 2 and Streets of Rage 3, a “feud-settling battleground” to help you compete to see who can clear Wood Oak City’s alleys more efficiently.
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.”
There are retro throwbacks 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.
Streets of Rage 4 will release on the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo Switch worldwide on 30th April 2020 priced at $24.99.