|OT| Streets of Rage 4 - A brawl down memory lane | Mr. X Nightmare DLC announced

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The all-time classic Streets of Rage, known as Bare Knuckle (ベア・ナックル Bea Nakkuru) in Japan, is a trilogy of beat ‘em up known for this timeless gameplay and electronic dance influenced music. Streets of Rage 4 builds upon the classic trilogy’s gameplay with new mechanics, beautiful hand drawn visuals and a God tier soundtrack.



An iconic series like Streets of Rage got its iconic characters: Axel, Blaze, Adam and other veterans reunited to clean up the streets. With some brand-new moves and kickass tracks to take a listen, our heroes are ready to dish out beatdowns to a fledgling group of ill-advised criminals in full force.



Streets of Rage 4 will be the first entry to the core series in 25 years, standing as Axel, Adam and Blaze’s glorious return to serving up side-scrolling beatdowns. With lush hand-drawn animations, new combat abilities, and fresh tracks from an amazing team of composers, Streets of Rage 4 will be a masterful tribute to and revitalization of the classic action fans adore

The series is known for its electronic dance influenced music around the world. The soundtrack of Streets of Rage 4 is handled by an all-star line-up of musicians like Yuzō Koshiro, Motohiro Kawashima, Yoko Shimomura, Harumi Fujita, Keiji Yamagishi and many more whom will create new amazing tracks for this new episode of the Streets of Rage series.



● The comeback of the legendary Streets of Rage series.
● Beautiful graphics fully hand-drawn animated by the studio behind Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap.
● Clean up Wood Oak City by yourself or with another friend online!
● For the very first time, team up to 4 people offline to take the city back!
● Classic gameplay enhanced with brand-new mechanics.
● Soundtrack by a wide all-star line up of world-class musicians.
● Braised chicken everywhere.
● A dozen former Streets of Rage characters unlockable and playable in their original pixel versions.
● Play with the music of the previous Streets of Rage games.
● 12 unique stages.

 
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Koshiro on board for the soundtrack of Streets of Rage 4!!! :partyblob:

The game will feature the following composers:

  • Yūzō Koshiro (Streets of Rage 1, 2 & 3, Sonic the Hedgehog, The Revenge Shinobi, Shenmue I & II,...)
  • Motohiro Kawashima (Streets of Rage 2 & 3, Shinobi II, Batman Returns,...)
  • Yoko Shimomura (Street Fighter II: The World Warrior, Kingdom Hearts I, II & III, Legend of Mana, Parasite Eve,...)
  • Hideki Naganuma (Jet Set Radio & Future, Super Monkey Ball, Sega Rally 2,...)
  • Keiji Yamagishi (Ninja Gaiden, Tecmo Bowl,...)
 
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Koshiro on board for the soundtrack of Streets of Rage 4!!!

The game will feature the following composers:

  • Yūzō Koshiro (Streets of Rage 1, 2 & 3, Sonic the Hedgehog, The Revenge Shinobi, Shenmue I & II,...)
  • Motohiro Kawashima (Streets of Rage 2 & 3, Shinobi II, Batman Returns,...)
  • Yoko Shimomura (Street Fighter II: The World Warrior, Kingdom Hearts I, II & III, Legend of Mana, Parasite Eve,...)
  • Hideki Naganuma (Jet Set Radio & Future, Super Monkey Ball, Sega Rally 2,...)
  • Keiji Yamagishi (Ninja Gaiden, Tecmo Bowl,...)
All legends. Naganuma's inclusion is quite surprising, but I'm excited!
 
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Streets of Rage 4 will launch for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC in 2020, publisher and co-developer Dotemu and co-developers Lizardcube and Guardcrush Games announced.

A new trailer introduces the latest character to join Blazing Field and Axel Stone: a guitar-playing warrior named Cherry Hunter. Here is an overview of the trailer and game, via Dotemu:
 

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This looks and sounds perfect
Well, this may sound weird, but the fact that the action takes place in the daylight on the whole video is a bit of a turn-off. :grinning-face-with-smiling-eyes:
I do like my night stages.

But, I'm a sucker for beat'em ups, so this one is a guaranteed purchase.
 
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He hunted down the syndicate leader with his bare hands twenty-eight years ago then never came back until today. You’ve met his brother in the second episode of Streets of Rage series, then recently his daughter Cherry. We’re pleased to announce that Adam Hunter will join the fight in Streets of Rage 4 next year.
 
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Meet Floyd Iraia, the last Streets of Rage 4 playable character, who dishes out serious damage with his incredibly strong cybernetic arms. Although Floyd’s movement and health recovery are slower than most, he boasts the longest reach among the playable roster and tremendous power, ensuring any combo he puts an enemy through will be devastating.

We are also thrilled to announce the iconic series’ return will support two-player online and up to four-player offline co-op when it launches this spring.

Streets of Rage 4 will also make its way on to PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch in Spring 2020!
 
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Dotemu, Lizardcube and Guard Crush Games are honored to announce Olivier Derivière, the talent behind soundtracks for A Plague Tale: Innocence, Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, Dying Light 2 and more, is serving as Streets of Rage 4’s main composer with support from an roster of international guest musicians. Streets of Rage 4 will also include new contributions from Scattle (Hotline Miami 1 & 2), Das Mörtal (Hotline Miami 2), XL Middleton, and Groundislava.

Derivière’s musical vision echoes the philosophy at the heart of Streets of Rage 4: infusing the timeless, classic elements of the original Streets of Rage games with a modern approach to gameplay, art and design, channeling the nostalgic glory of the genre-defining beat-em-ups through the music of series composers Yūzō Koshiro and Motohiro Kawashima, along with featured Japanese composers, while instilling a unique spirit throughout Streets of Rage 4 via Western artists and Derivière’s sonic creations.

In celebration of today’s announcement, four tracks from Streets of Rage 4’s soundtrack courtesy of Olivier Derivière, Das Mörtal, and Groundislava are now streamable on Dotemu's Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/dotemu-games
 

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I like Olivier Derivière's past soundtracks, but what I've heard of his tracks for the game don't really fit, at all, neither with the series, nor the genre.

I wish the composers of Streets of Rage 1 to 3 returned to fully compose the soundtrack for the new game as well, instead of having Derivière and a few other guest composers tackling 95% of the soundtrack, and Yuzo Koshiro and Motohiro Kawashima coming in late in the process, pretty much as "token" composers, to shut up fan demand.

Especially since both Koshiro and Kawashima appear to have nailed it once again:




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Anyway, looking forward to finally play the game tomorrow. :blobcheer:
 
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See our new action-packed gameplay trailer which also reveals some of Streets of Rage 4’s tributes to the original trilogy, including unlockable pixel art characters with movesets and abilities unique to their respective games; Streets of Rage’s fighters can call the cops for their special moves, while Streets of Rage 3’s characters can sprint and roll through environments. Catch Skate, Max, and all the throwback warriors making their glorious return!

These retro characters combine with Streets of Rage 4’s five hand-animated leading fighters to bring the total playable roster’s count to 17. For a full nostalgic trip, players can also switch to the series iconic original soundtrack, handing out beatdowns backed by tracks from Streets of Rage 1 and Streets of Rage 2. Taking down thugs with these timeless songs cranked up makes for an incredibly satisfying retro experience.


Streets of Rage 4 will make its way on April 30th to PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch for $24.99!

Give a first look at Streets of Rage 4’s Battle Mode, a legacy experience returning from Streets of Rage 2 and 3. This feud-settling battleground is bound to help rivals recognize who truly is Wood Oak City’s finest alley-clearing ruffian, as well as settle grudges spurred by accidental friendly strikes during multiplayer sessions.


 
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Happy launch day! :blobcheer:

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After Koshiro (see my earlier post), now Kawashima has showed a bit of his work for the game.

 
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please post it somewhere in here when it's up! :) thanks
 

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My review is up soon

It's fucking amazing
I gave it a 9 myself and have been listening to the OST at work.

The artwork alone is face-meltingly good. Great stuff by Lizardcube.

Guard Crush Games nailed the gameplay, adding a juggle-style combo system to make high scores relevant (and not just for 1-ups).

As good as you can imagine for a beat 'em up. Just waiting for that special character DLC.

 
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Streets of Rage 4 is receiving paid DLC: Mr. X Nightmare which is adding three new playable characters and a special Survival game mode later this year on PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch. A separate free update is arriving alongside the DLC on all platforms with additional content.

Play as officer Estel Aguirre, one of Mr. X Nightmare’s three included fighters, as she goes off duty to join forces with the heroes of Streets of Rage 4 for the first time. Formerly appearing in the game as an intimidating, boss fight-style foe, Estel’s powerful slugs and spin kicks dish out serious damage to anyone foolish enough to get in her way.

Mr. X Nightmare includes lively new original music from Tee Lopes, a composer and arranger previously featured in Sonic Mania, League of Legends, and Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom among other titles.
 
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