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Streets of Rage inspired beat ’em up The Takeover coming to Switch

Is this the Streets of Rage sequel SEGA fans have been waiting for?

As much as it pains me to admit it, the likelihood of SEGA ever developing a new entry in the Streets of Rage series is pretty slim. There’s been several developers who’ve created proofs of concept over the years, and they look pretty awesome, but for whatever reason, SEGA just doesn’t seem interested in the series anymore.

Thankfully, an indie developer named Pelikan13, who’s previously developed ’90s Arcade Racer and some awesome Sonic fan games, like Sonic Fan Remix, has been hard at work on The TakeOver, which is more or less a Streets of Rage spiritual successor.

The game has been available on Steam Early Access for quite awhile now, and has been receiving frequent updates, but we’ve just learned today that he has plans to release it on the Nintendo Switch in the future.

If you can’t wait for the Switch version, you can always purchase the Early Access version for $10.99 and get back to kicking ass in the streets. The only bummer is there aren’t any of Yuzo Koshiro’s iconic beats. 🙁

Chris Powell

Chris is the editor-in-chief at SEGA Nerds and Mega Visions Magazine. Over the years, he's written for publications like Joystiq, PSP Fanboy, RETRO magazine, among others. Oh yeah, he's also been a diehard SEGA Nerd his entire life.

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  • pirovash88 .

    Hey Chris, thanks for sharing man, game looks great. I’d actually never heard of this, but will have to check it out on Steam(don’t own a Switch).

    Was wondering if you guys would ever be getting back to posting on the forum. Been trying to communicate, but it seems dead.

    • You should really check it out. I’ve had a lot of fun with it but haven’t played it for a few months, and it looks like he’s added a lot to the game since then.

      I’ve been kinda undecided on the forums. We created a Mega Visions Facebook group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/megavisions) and that seems to be a lot easier for everyone to communicate versus a traditional forum. I’ll definitely check out your posts, though!

  • AshleyAshes

    It’s this the same dev who went TOTALLY DARK on 90’s Arcade Racer for TWO YEARS, leaving Kickstarter backers hanging?

  • Salavat Timershin

    Of course, we waited for this, I adore Beat’Em Ups, especially in this oldschool style, of 80’s, 90’s. Huge thanks to Pelikan13, he’s one of the very few, who’s devoloped this undeservedly forgotten genre. I wish to be billionare, to sponsor this fantastic Beat’Em Ups projects, like TheTakeover, Night City Assault, etc. on Kickstarter.

  • John Perkins

    Sega should be ashamed of themselves for neglecting Streets of Rage IP. Core Design tried to sell a ‘Streets of Rage 4’ to Sega in the mid 90’s, but they rejected it. That game became ‘Fighting Force’ instead. I am so glad indie developers such as Pelikan13 has taken it within their own hands to make a spiritual successor of sorts. Seriously, kudos to Pelikan13 in doing what Sega has refused to do for decades!

    • shouryuuken

      Sega didn’t reject it.. Core wanted to port it to Playstation and Nintendo 64. Sega rejected THAT, but not the game.. so talks fell through.

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