Streets of Rage 4 hits Xbox Game Pass on April 30

Streets of Rage 4
Streets of Rage 4 (Image credit: Dotemu )

What you need to know

  • Streets of Rage 4 is an upcoming beat 'em up.
  • It revives the classic franchise that has been dormant for decades.
  • It's coming to Xbox One and other platforms on April 30.
  • Streets of Rage 4 will be part of Xbox Game Pass (opens in new tab).

Streets of Rage 4 is an upcoming side-scrolling beat 'em up video being developed by a number of teams. It's coming to Xbox One, PC, Nintendo Switch, and PlayStation 4. Today, the developers revealed a new trailer alongside the April 30 release date. The best part is that Xbox One owners don't need to buy it, because it's part of Xbox Game Pass.

If you're on a platform that doesn't have Xbox Game Pass, you'll have to purchase the game for $25.

The trailer reveals the first look at Streets of Rage 4's Battle Mode, a legacy experience returning from Streets of Rage 2 and 3. This feud-settling battleground is bound to help rivals recognize who truly is Wood Oak City's finest alley-clearing ruffian, as well as settle grudges spurred by accidental friendly strikes during multiplayer sessions. Witness just a few of the ways champions will be able to dominate their allies.

Are you excited for Streets of Rage 4? It's been so long and I can't wait to get my hands on the game in a few weeks!

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  • I can't remember how many times I played through the original two. Sweet memories. Would it be funny if the Japanese developer that Microsoft purchased was Sega? Highly unlikely given how big Sega is, but it would be nice of them to scoop up the rights to some of their old franchises. They have a stack of old IPs that they haven't used for decades. Outrun, Thunder Blades, Altered Beast, Golden Axe, Afterburner, Space Harrier, Shinobi, Alien Syndrome, Crazy Taxi, etc. Hit after hit after hit. And this was just off the top of the head. Sega was a beast back in the day
  • MS worked well with Sega previously, certainly some history there. Dreamcast had Windows, and when Sega went belly up, MS stepped in to pick up some titles for the OG Xbox. Has MS purchased a Japanese firm?
  • Supposed to be but haven't announced who. Or it might just end up being a partnership for an exclusive
  • Huh? Where did you hear this?