Series Favorite Adam Hunter Makes Long-Awaited Return in Streets of Rage 4
Yellow-Clad Slugger Makes First Playable Appearance Since Original Streets of Rage
PARIS (Dec. 10, 2019) – Publisher and co-developer Dotemu (publisher of Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap, Windjammers 1, developer of Windjammers 2) together with co-developers Lizardcube (developer of Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap) and Guard Crush Games (developer of Streets of Fury) is proud to announce the return of the fan-favorite brawler Adam Hunter as a playable fighter in Streets of Rage 4. The news was revealed during today’s Nintendo Indie World Showcase ahead of the long-awaited revival of SEGA’s genre-defining beat ‘em up reaching PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, and PC.
An accompanying trailer showcases Adam’s dapper re-design and return to action, after the player unlock him during the story mode. New gameplay demonstrates his versatile screen-clearing combos as well as his special moves and dash ability, each unique to him from the rest of the game’s roster. Watch Adam thrash baddies beside his daughter Cherry and returning allies Axel and Blaze in the full video
Streets of Rage 4 is the first mainline series entry in more than 25 years, adding depth to its classic combat and new playable fighters in a revitalization of the iconic beat ‘em up games. Featuring strikingly stylistic hand-drawn animation recalling the preceding trilogy’s gritty soul and original music from series composers Yūzō Koshiro (Streets of Rage 1, 2, & 3, Sonic the Hedgehog), Motohiro Kawashima (Streets of Rage 2 & 3, Shinobi II), and an all-star lineup of contributing guest musicians, Streets of Rage 4 pays tribute to the franchise’s legacy while leaving its own distinctive impact on the brawler genre.
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Dotemu is a French video game company specializing in modern releases of beloved retro games. Our mission is simple: give every gamer access to yesteryear’s classic video games on today’s platforms, including PC, mobile, console and more. Working alongside the world’s most cherished and recognized publishers, the Dotemu team has published a number of global top-sellers across both PC and console including Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap, with additional development and publishing work on Windjammers 1 and 2, several games in the Ys series, and more.
Founded in 2007, Dotemu leverages its considerable technological know-how to maintain the original spirit of classic games while giving them a second life as rediscovered gems for a new generation of gamers.
Lizardcube is a Parisian games studio founded by game industry veteran Omar Cornut (Pixeljunk Shooter, Tearaway, Soul Bubbles, Dear ImGui) and traditional comic/animation artist Ben Fiquet (Soul Bubbles). It is best known for the acclaimed remake of Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap, praised for its gorgeous art style and retro engineering marvel.
Guard Crush Games
Guard Crush Games was founded in 2009 by Jordi Asensio and Cyrille Lagarigue based on their passion for classic beat-em-up and side scrolling titles. The team is best known for its XBox 360 release, Streets of Fury, and follow-up on PC Streets of Fury: Extended Edition in 2015, which revel in over-the-top action and capture the studio’s love for fun sidescrolling brawlers.