It’s hard to imagine a better time in recent memory to be a SEGA Nerd than 2018. With SEGA’s recent release of Shenmue I and II and Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap, there are games coming at us left and right that we only dreamed would happen.
We’re in for another crazy announcement today as Dotemu officially announced the reveal trailer for Streets of Rage 4, which is in development by Lizardcube.
“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,” the video description reads.
The trailer opens with a hand-drawn cutscene featuring an older, gruffer Axel Stone smashing thugs like he always has, but then the always beautiful and scantily clad Blaze Fielding makes her entrance. The video then jumps to actual gameplay featuring Lizardcube’s trademark hand-drawn style.
The trailer ends with a mysterious female with a pissed-off snake. Could this new lady be the third playable character or the new villain for the fourth entry in the game? Truth is I don’t care at this point, I’m just insanely excited this is actually happening!
Dotemu didn’t announce a release date or what platforms the game will release on, but we’re sure that information will find its way online very soon.