PARIS – March. 10th, 2023 – Publisher and co-developer Dotemu with co-developers Lizardcube and Guard Crush Games released a new content update today bringing more than 300 improvements to Streets of Rage 4, the award-winning revival of the iconic beat ‘em up series on PC via Steam, Good Old Games, the Windows Store, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and Xbox One.
Catch more details on the update’s additions and its slew of general improvements to the thug-slugging action in today’s trailer:
A rippin’ new trailer shares a first look at the update, showcasing a suite of eye-popping co-operative moves that empower players to take their combo-driving teamwork to the next level while dishing out some serious hurt to the city’s seediest criminals. It also gives an overview for the all-new Custom Survival Mode, which gives brawlers full control over the endless, uniquely outlandish gauntlet that arrived as part of last year’s Mr. X Nightmare DLC.
Full patch notes are available here.
The update coincides with a sale on Streets of Rage 4 on Steam, PlayStation Store and Nintendo eShop, offering 50% off the game’s base price*. On the same platforms, the Mr. X Nightmare DLC is also discounted by 50%. Specifically on Steam, players will be able to take advantage of a 50% discount on the bundle including Streets of Rage 4 and its DLC.
Streets of Rage 4 is the continuation of the classic beat em’ up series, released in 2020 as the long-awaited followup to the classic 90’s trilogy of games. After not seeing a release for 25 years, Streets of Rage 4 brought the series into the modern era, receiving critical praise for its faithful evolution of the franchise’s signature action and surpassing more than 2.5 million copies downloaded. The title features new and returning characters, stylish hand-drawn artwork, fresh combat abilities and mechanics, retro pixel character unlocks, and a soundtrack crafted in homage to the sound and style that made the original games so popular.
Streets of Rage 4’s perfectly reimagined sidescrolling action was further enhanced through 2022’s Mr. X Nightmare, a hefty offering of DLC which added three more fighters to the game’s playable roster, an inventive and immensely replayable Survival Mode, devastating new attacks, an imaginative arsenal of weaponry, kickass new music from Tee Lopes and much more.
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Streets of Rage 4’s console releases were made possible through collaborations with Blitworks, the partner who managed the game’s port to Xbox One and the Microsoft Store, as well as Seaven Studio, the partner behind the Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 versions.
*From March 10 to 23 on Steam and Nintendo eShop and from March 8 to 22 on PlayStation Store.
Dotemu is a French video game company specializing in modern releases of beloved retro games. Our mission is simple: give every gamer access to yesteryear’s classic video games on today’s platforms, including PC, mobile, console and more. Working alongside the world’s most cherished and recognized publishers, the Dotemu team has published a number of global top-sellers across both PC and console including Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge, Streets of Rage 4, Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap, with additional development and publishing work on Windjammers 1 and 2, several games in the Ys series, and more. Dotemu is currently working with Leikir Studio on Metal Slug Tactics.
Founded in 2007, Dotemu leverages its considerable technological know-how to maintain the original spirit of classic games while giving them a second life as rediscovered gems for a new generation of gamers.
Lizardcube is a Parisian games studio founded by game industry veteran Omar Cornut (Dear ImGui, Pixeljunk Shooter, Tearaway, Soul Bubbles) and traditional comic/animation artist Ben Fiquet (Soul Bubbles). It is known for the acclaimed remake of Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap, praised for its art style and retro engineering marvel, and Streets of Rage 4, for which it handled all art direction, animation and visuals.
About Guard Crush Games
Guard Crush Games was founded in 2009 by Jordi Asensio and Cyrille Lagarigue based on their passion for classic beat-em-up and side-scrolling titles. The team is best known for its work on the acclaimed Streets of Rage 4. Prior to contributing to the brawling series’ smash hit return, they previously released Streets of Fury on Xbox 360, and a follow-up on PC, Streets of Fury: Extended Edition in 2015, which both revel in over-the-top action and capture the studio’s love for fun side-scrolling brawlers.