Dotemu has announced a new trailer for its upcoming title, Streets of Rage 4. The title focuses on a new character with familiar roots named Adam Hunter.
Streets of Rage 4 is a joint project by Dotemu, Guardcrush Games, and Lizardcube.
According to the official Steam page: “The all-time classic Streets of Rage, known as Bare Knuckle (ベア・ナックル Bea Nakkuru) in Japan, is a trilogy of beat ’em up known for this timeless gameplay and electronic dance influenced music. Streets of Rage 4 builds upon the classic trilogy’s gameplay with new mechanics, beautiful hand drawn visuals, and a God tier soundtrack.”
The newest character Adam Hunter is the fourth playable character announced for the series. Dotemu states that Adam previously fought the Syndicate leader 28-years-ago in a bare-knuckles fighting style. Unfortunately, Adam hasn’t been playable since the first game until now.
The first game had Adam Hunter as a playable character, where he aced Power and Jumping, but was the slowest fighter in the group. Adam is an accomplished ex-boxer compared to his other two co-stars who were skilled martial artists. Adam only had cameos in Streets of Rage 2 where he was kidnapped and an appearance in and SoR3.
As shown in the trailer, Adam will wear a yellow shirt and black pants, similar to his original appearance. His outfit has been updated for the modern age, as well. Adam now wears a pair of sunglasses and suspenders.
Adam is the older brother of Eddie “Skate” Hunter, who appeared in the second and third games. Eddie is much faster than his older brother and uses rollerblades. Opposite of his brother, Eddie is fast but much weaker than the other characters. It’s unknown if Eddie will make an appearance in SoR4.
Previously announced was Cherry Hunter, who is Adam’s teenage daughter. She fights using a powered-up guitar. The other veterans from the series, Axel Stone and Blaze Fielding, will also be playable.
The classic gameplay is returning with new mechanics for the current era. Fans can expect their favorite enemies to return, along with familiar items like a roasted chicken on a platter that restores health.
Streets of Rage 4 will be released on PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and the Nintendo Switch sometime in 2020. The official release date has not yet been revealed.