Update: DotEmu has released a tweet saying the leaked release date has yet to be confirmed, alongside a new trailer that reveals retro unlockable characters and the option to use the classic Streets of Rage 1 & 2 soundtracks!
We are aware that some of you have seen a release date leaked this afternoon. Right now we cannot confirm it yet and apologize for the confusion.
We will keep you updated officially as soon as possible and thank you for your patience.
— dotemu (@Dotemu) April 8, 2020
You won’t have to wait much longer to return to the Streets of Rage, as the fourth game in the series finally has a release date – April 23. The date comes via an updated eShop listing in Europe and Australia.
Developed by DotEmu, the team behind the Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap remake, Streets of Rage 4 features returning characters, a few new faces, and the same side-scrolling beat ’em up gameplay that made the series so popular on the Sega Genesis.
We’ll be sure to update this article with more information as it comes in.