Dotemu officially confirmed listings with an alleged April Streets of Rage 4 release date are false. Both the Australian eShop listing and the official European product page for the game said it would be out on April 23, 2020, but that is inaccurate. However, while that wasn’t news, the reveal of a retro soundtrack option and playable characters is.
In Streets of Rage 4, there will be 12 retro characters to unlock. These will span fighters from Streets of Rage, Streets of Rage 2, and Streets of Rage 3. Once everyone is acquired, players will have 17 different people to choose from. (Previously, the trophies hinted at one returning character for the main campaign.)
Here’s the Streets of Rage 4 retro character and soundtrack reveal trailer that shows what the returning characters will look like and classic songs will sound like.
Streets of Rage 4 was first announced back in August 2018. It involved Guard Crush Games and Lizardcube coming together with Dotemu to create a new follow-up for the series. In fact, Siliconera did an interview about the game with staff from all three companies. It bring back both old and new characters and once again allows people to save the city from hooligans either alone or with friends.
Streets of Rage 4 will be heading to the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC in Spring 2020. Limited Run Games Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 physical copies can be preordered.