By Aaron Evangelisti / March 27th, 2019
In a Tweet put out yesterday by Streets of Rage 4 developer, Lizardcube, they released a gameplay teaser trailer giving us the first look at the upcoming beat-em’ up in action.
— Lizardcube (@lizardcube) March 26, 2019
The trailer features series staples, Axel Stone and Blaze Fielding, beating up an army of baddies that should look very familiar to fans of the franchise in a variety of backdrops. Of course nothing presented is final at this point, but it should give you an impression of what you can expect.
This isn’t the first attempt by Sega to revive the classic Streets of Rage/Bare Knuckle(JP) series. There’s a long list of attempts by multiple developers, most of them being out and out canceled and one leading to an original IP when Sega lost interest in the project. That being 1997’s Fighting Force by Core Design and Eidos Interactive. If you would like to learn more about it’s history I recommend you check out this video by Daniel Ibbertson. It’s a bit out of date but still very informative.
Finally, it looks like we will be getting that long awaited fourth installment this time around with Lizardcube’s efforts. They’ve previously developed Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap in 2017, another revival of a classic franchise that was quite well received.
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