Old and New Face Off in Streets of Rage 4 Retro Trailer

New styles and old fighters collide to some slappin' tunes in the latest Streets of Rage 4 trailer.

Lizardcube and Guard Crush Games, together with publisher Dotemu, released a new trailer for Streets of Rage 4 today. It's loud, violent, and glorious, but most of all, it reveals we'll be getting some classics with the upcoming retro fighter throwback.

Streets of Rage 4 lets you unlock pixel-art fighters from the original Streets of Rage trilogy like Skate and Max. They include their special skillsets from the original games as well.

For example, "Streets of Rage's fighters can call the cops... while Streets of Rage 3's characters can sprint and roll through environments." All told, the roster in Streets of Rage 4 will total 17 fighters, both old and new. 

Streets of Rage 4 also gives you the option to switch to a soundtrack paying homage to the originals, complete with songs from the first three Streets of Rage games. The new soundtrack is worth your time because it includes new compositions from series composers YÅ«zō Koshiro and Motohiro Kawashima, among other noted contributors.

It's been 25 years since we last had a new Streets of Rage game, but we'll need to wait a while longer to get our hands on Streets of Rage 4.

Contrary to an incorrect eShop listing that popped up earlier today, Streets of Rage 4's release date on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC isn't set in stone yet. According to Dotemu, it'll be Day-One for Xbox Game Pass when it does launch, and it will be $24.99 on all platforms. 

We're really looking forward to this fantastic fighter, so stay tuned to GameSkinny for more Streets of Rage 4 news as it busts in.


Josh Broadwell started gaming in the early '90s. But it wasn't until 2017 he started writing about them, after finishing two history degrees and deciding a career in academia just wasn't the best way forward. You'll usually find him playing RPGs, strategy games, or platformers, but he's up for almost anything that seems interesting.

Published Apr. 8th 2020

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