There’s simply no denying that Streets of Rage 4 is one of the finest brawlers ever crafted, one that has only gotten better and better as players have explored its deep fighting mechanics and unlockable intricacies — And now, the vigilante adventure is set to get a whole new lease of life, thanks to a mobile port headed to iOS and Android platforms in May.
Developer Playdigious has partnered with the original SoR4 dream team of DotEmu, Lizardcube, and Guard Crush Games to squeeze the meaty street fighter into tiny, pocket-sized form. The mobile port of Streets of Rage 4 will feature the full training, arcade, and story modes of the original release, as well as the original cast of five selectable fighters and numerous “Retro” characters, stages, and secrets. The mobile mode will support multiplayer, though this will be added to the title via a post-release patch.
The mobile edition of Streets of Rage 4 will include support for Game Center and iCloud, and features a redesigned control system optimized for mobile play. So now you’ll be able to dole out fist-assisted justice anywhere you go, on a train, at work, or while waiting for a bus… It’ll be just as satisfying, yet far safer, than engaging in the exact same activity, in the exact same locations, in real life.
Streets of Rage 4 launches on iOS and Android May 24. It is available right now on PlayStation, PC, Xbox, and Nintendo Switch platforms. Oh, and you should absolutely check it out. GROUND UPPAH!