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If you are a fan of the classic beat ’em up genre then one franchise in particular will be pretty high on your list – Streets of Rage. The classic Sega Genesis brawlers stand the test of time thanks to beautiful spritework, fun enemy variety, and, best of all, the fantastic soundtrack. Despite its popularity, the series never really flourished after the era ended, until now…

Lizardcube, Guard Crush Games and Dotemu are teaming up to bring Streets of Rage 4 to life. If Lizardcube sounds familiar that’s because they brought another classic Sega title back recently, with Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap. Like that game, Streets of Rage 4 will include hand-drawn graphics, though it’s seemingly a new experience with former hero Axel sporting a manly beard.

No platforms have been announced yet but given Dotemu’s strong support for Switch so far with Wonder Boy and Windjammers, it seems a likely candidate for some ’90s fueled fisticuffs!

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Written by Tom Brown

Whether it’s an exciting new entry in a series long established or a weird experiment meant only for the dedicated, Tom is eager to report on it. Rest assured, if Nintendo ever announces Elite Beat Agents 2, he’ll be there.