Sega Is Reviving Cult Classic 'Streets Of Rage' 24 Years Later - Maxim

Sega Is Reviving Their Cult Classic 'Streets Of Rage' 24 Years Later

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Axel and Blaze are back, and they're still in the mood to kick some butt.

Sega's legendary side-scrolling beat-em-up is returning in the form of Streets of Rage 4. It's the first installment in the series since Streets of Rage 3 dropped in way back in 1994, so needless to say, fans of retro gaming are freaking out. 

Check out the skull-bashing trailer:

Here's how publisher DotEmu describes the new game:

Featuring hand-drawn visuals from the team behind 2017's gorgeous Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap remake, Streets of Rage 4 builds upon the classic trilogy's gameplay with new mechanics, a fresh story and a gauntlet of dangerous stages with a serious crime problem. Streets of Rage 4 recalls classic gameplay but it stands as an entirely original arcade-style romp thanks to the expertise of Guard Crush Games and Dotemu.

Whether players gang up with a friend or clean up the city solo, Streets of Rage 4 is a skull-bashing, chicken-chomping delight all set to a thumping soundtrack sure to get your blood pumping.

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Here's more info on the series, from Gamespot:

Streets of Rage, also known as Bare Knuckles in Japan, is a side-scrolling beat-em-up released in 1991 for the Sega Genesis. Developed by Sega, the Streets of Rage franchise is considered a classic 2D beat-em-up, held in the same regard as other brawlers like Battletoads (1991), Final Fight, and Golden Axe. The last entry in the series, Streets of Rage 3, released in 1994 for the Sega Genesis.

Take a violent trip down memory lane with a look at the 1991 original from 1991:

There is no release date or info on which platforms Streets of Rage 4 is coming to quite yet, so stay tuned for your retro fix.