Streets of Rage 4 Publisher Responds to Release Date Leaks: "We Cannot Confirm It Yet"

Streets of Rage 4 Publisher Responds to Release Date Leaks: "We Cannot Confirm It Yet"

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Following an early morning leak, DotEmu is announcing that Streets of Rage 4 is coming "soon," and still slotted for this spring on Nintendo Switch, PS4, Xbox One, and PC. Alongside the clarification, the publisher and co-developer revealed a nostalgic new feature for the revival brawler: unlockable classic characters and jams, returning from the original trilogy.

While playing through Streets of Rage 4, players can unlock classic characters with move sets from their original games, hailing from the original Streets of Rage trilogy. Skate, Max, and more return in pixellized form, complete with sprint moves, rolling, and calling the cops for backup.

Earlier this morning, Streets of Rage 4's release date was listed as April 23 in several regions on the eShop. And while DotEmu says the game is coming soon, it noted that no firm date has been set yet for the fourth game in the Streets of Rage series.

"We are aware that some of you have seen a release date leaked this afternoon," said DotEmu. "Right now we cannot confirm it yet and apologize for the confusion. We will keep you updated officially as soon as possible and thank you for your patience."

Streets of Rage 4 has impressed since its early showings, and it looks like the new entry is doing all the right things to stack up with other series installments. Co-developers DotEmu and Lizardcube even went as far as to bring on a legendary lineup of composers to guest on the project. I mean, what's a Streets of Rage game without some bumping tunes?

Streets of Rage 4 will arrive for PC, Xbox One, PS4, and Nintendo Switch in spring 2020. DotEmu also confirmed that Streets 4 will be available day-one on Xbox Game Pass. If the wait for a new brawler is truly unbearable, then check out some other co-op brawlers like last year's River City Girls. We're living in an era of classic brawler revivals, and it's truly fantastic.

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Eric Van Allen

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Eric is a writer and Texan. He's a former contributor to sites including Compete, Polygon, Waypoint, and the Washington Post. He loves competitive games, live music, and travel.

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