DotEmu has confirmed that Streets of Rage 4 will be released on April 30th for PS4, PC, Xbox One, and Switch. Alongside the release date announcement the publisher also revealed the Battle Mode is returning to the series as well. The mode originally debuted in Streets of Rage 2 and was also present in Streets of Rage 3. In Battle Mode players can fight against each other using any of the main characters on the roster. Fights can be done where four players can face off against each other or divide themselves into teams to settle scores that need to be settled. There’s a trailer showing off the mode below.
A little while back there was confirmation that Streets of Rage 4 would feature all of the characters from previous titles in all of their pixel glory along with their specific abilities. On top of that, the developers confirmed that the soundtracks of Streets of Rage and Streets of Rage 2 so you can really go for that retro throwback.
In a recent Streets of Rage 4 hands on Miguel wrote:
Regardless of who you play as, don’t expect Streets of Rage 4 to be a walk in the park. Enemies dynamically scale in strength and number depending on how many players are in the game, so bringing a buddy in won’t help you much in evening the odds against tough foes and brutal bosses. You also won’t get far is you run in mashing buttons, but if you smartly work together and play to your character’s strengths, you might just stand a chance.
A few new abilities help out as well. One is an ultimate attack you can unleash after collecting special tokens. The tokens aren’t frequent, though, so you’ll have to choose when you use the ability carefully. The other new control addition seems minor, but will feel like a big deal to long-time beat ’em up fans. You now have a dedicated item pickup button, removing the frustrations of accidentally grabbing the food a friend needed or struggling to pick up your own item in the heat of battle.
You can read the full preview of Streets of Rage 4 and Windjammers 2 here.
Source: Press Release