Streets of Rage 4 Release Date , Review and System Requirements
Streets of Rage 4 Release Date
April 30, 2020
Streets of Rage 4 Review
hese are some seriously qualified fans, mind. Lizardcube is on hand to help with the visual side, bringing a style and approach you’ll find familiar from its previous – and quite remarkable – touch-up job on Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap. This is, like Wonder Boy, a traditional 2D experience served up with exquisite hand-drawn artwork, and for any early misgivings about how well-suited the approach would be to the scuzzier world of Streets of Rage, I can say that it most definitely works.
We’re still quite a bit away from the release of Streets of Rage 4. Still, that hasn’t stopped the developer from showing off the game at various events. And thankfully, due to the game being available to play during Bitsummit 2019 we finally have a longer look at the game. It definitely looks quite a bit better since the last time I saw it. I can’t tell if it’s due to the display used, but the color has been toned down a bit. Giving it a grittier look, while staying true to the original games. Other than that, I’m happy to see that the gameplay that made Streets of Rage/Bare Knuckle so much fun is also in place. This video is also the first one I’ve seen that includes the first stage boss fight. So if you don’t want to be spoiled, I don’t recommend watching the video.
The legendary Streets of Rage series is scheduled to come back sometime this year with Streets of Rage 4. The old school beat’em up will come with its stylish, retro graphics and plenty of that classic sidescrolling action. While the game up until now has been a digital-only affair, it seems for select platforms you’ll be able to get a physical copy for your shelf, too.
As announced on their official Twitter page, Streets of Rage 4 will get a physical release. While the game is slated to come to a variety of different platforms, this release will only come to the PS4 and Switch version. It will include both a standard release, as well as a “Classic Edition,” which will also have a steelbook and a Genesis shaped clamshell it place it in.
The pre-orders will start on March 20th and will run until one week after the digital release (it’s unclear how much longer after the digital launch this will release). While this will only be available for the PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch versions of the title, it will also come to Xbox One and PC sometime later this year.
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It’s worth pointing out that Streets of Rage 4 isn’t an exercise in hollow nostalgia. As divisive as the new artstyle proved at first look, it also suggested that Streets of Rage 4 isn’t afraid to forge its own path, and really it’s that willingness to push the old formula into new territory that makes this project sing. On a surface level, you’ve got two new characters joining stalwarts Axel and Blaze in the opening line-up, with Floyd an analogue of old heavies such as Max with a little bit of Streets of Rage 3’s Zan thrown in with his bionic powers, while Cherry is a straight-up replacement for the nimble, combo-friendly Skate.
Except Cherry is better than Skate ever was, partly because – and apologies if you think this is sacrilege – Streets of Rage 4 is simply a better game than its predecessors. Everything feels just as you remember it – the hit-pauses are the same, your favourite attacks are in the right place and pack just as big a punch as they ever did – but they’ve been polished up and and built thoughtfully outwards.
Streets of Rage 4 System Requirements
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 | AMD Phenom II X4 965. Memory: 4 GB RAM. Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTS 250 | AMD Radeon HD 6670. Storage: 8 GB available space