Streets of Rage 4 has been brought back to life by DotEmu, a developer and publisher specialized in resurrecting classic sagas. In this specific project they have collaborated with Lizard Cube and Guard Crush Games, who have designed a product that follows the main lines of the original, but with some two-dimensional graphics adapted to current machines. Mr. X Nightmare, the first DLC announced, will add one more playable character, Shiva.
Shiva is the third and final controllable character to be part of the DLC, joining previously confirmed Estel Aguirre and Max Thunder. This character is a true master of Kenpo. The time has come to repent, so he decides to leave the Syndicate forever. This former rival of Axel Stone is looking forward to making a difference in Mr. X. Nightmare.
The other new characters
Although Estel Aguirre already appeared in the base video game, Max Thunder unfolds his powers for the first time in this installment, since we are facing one of the classic characters of the SEGA saga. He is a somewhat slow fighter, but his strength surpasses that of any other warrior. If you catch someone with a key, you will soon get rid of your opponent by throwing them behind your back or at other enemies.
Streets of Rage 4 is available on PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC. Of course, it is also backward compatible with the next generation consoles, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S and PS5. The downloadable content Mr. X. Nightmare will be released on all platforms sometime in 2021, although DotEmu the exact date has not been announced yet. And what about a new installment? The study prefers to focus on nourishing the current video game with content, so we will still have to wait to experiment with a next chapter.
The game can also be found within the catalog of Xbox Game Pass.
Source | DotEmu