Publishers Sega and Dotemu have released a series of new screenshots of the upcoming Streets of Rage 4, providing a brief glimpse at the flashy action set to return in the long-awaited sequel.
The new screens show returning protagonists, Axel Stone and Blaze Fielding, in action, both solo and in co-operative mode. The use of special attacks is in evidence, as is a shielded enemy type, which will surely require players to think about the strategies they employ in combat.
An array of locales is also present, from a run-down back street to a Chinatown district and a fancy office overlooking the city. The artwork across all of these environments suggests a gritty aesthetic in keeping with the heritage of the series.
Streets of Rage 4 was unveiled in August last year and is set to release at some point in 2019, making it the first new entry in the franchise in 25 years. The game is being developed by Lizardcube, the team behind Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap, in collaboration with Guard Crush Games, which created the well-received Streets of Fury.