By Aaron Evangelisti / February 25th, 2020
It’s been over 25 years since the last installment in the Streets of Rage/Bare Knuckle series, but a fourth game is finally coming and hopefully the wait will be worth it. In a press release put out recently by Dotemu they’ve announced the final character in the game’s lineup, Floyd Iraia.
Floyd looks to be a strong and bulky character, not too unlike Max from Streets of Rage 2. His cybernetic arms are also reminiscent of Dr. Zan from Streets of Rage 3, who in fact developed Floyd’s arms in the in-game lore. Floyd has the longest reach of any other playable character and hits like a truck, but that does come at the cost of his movement speed and health recovery. If you want to see him in action be sure to checkout the trailer below:
This new trailer has a little more up it’s sleeve than just Floyd Iraia, however. It also announces that Streets of Rage 4 will feature two player online co-op as well as up to four player couch co-op. Floyd joins returning characters Axel Stone, Blaze Fielding, and Adam Hunter as well as fellow newcomer Cherry Hunter.
You can expect Streets of Rage 4 from developers Dotemu, Lizardcube, and Guard Crush Games on a PC, Switch, PlayStation 4, or XBox One near you later this year. Checkout the press release for more information.
PARIS (Feb. 24, 2020) – Streets of Rage 4 publisher and co-developer Dotemu (publisher of Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap, developer of Windjammers) with co-developers Lizardcube (Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap) and Guard Crush Games (Streets of Fury) today announced the iconic series’ return will support two-player online and up to four-player offline co-op when it launches this spring. A new trailer released today also revealed a first look at the final and all-new playable character joining the roster ahead of Streets of Rage 4’s upcoming release on PC, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. The four-player co-op and new character will be playable for fans attending PAX East in Boston, February 27 through March 1st on the show floor in booth 28051.
The new character, Floyd, dishes out serious damage with his incredibly strong cybernetic arms, a cutting-edge upgrade courtesy of Streets of Rage 3’s playable cyborg, Dr. Zan. 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.
See Floyd and the intensity of four-player co-op in action by watching the full video: https://youtu.be/
Streets of Rage 4 reunites Axel, Blaze, and Adam for the first mainline Streets of Rage game in more than 25 years. The highly anticipated sequel embodies the classic trilogy’s gritty, neon-streaked urban atmosphere in a fully original experience boasting a strikingly fluid hand-drawn art style. New skull-cracking playable characters, expanded combat abilities, and a pulsing soundtrack from an all-star lineup including series composers Yūzō Koshiro (Streets of Rage 1, 2, & 3, Sonic the Hedgehog) and Motohiro Kawashima (Streets of Rage 2 & 3, Shinobi II) make Streets of Rage 4 an all-out brawl of a lifetime.
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