Streets of Rage is one of the most beloved video game series of all time, but it’s been nearly three decades since a new franchise entry. To the joy of many, it emerges from the shadows this year with Streets of Rage 4. It’s scheduled for release on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and, of course, PC. However, before getting into the game’s PC specs, let’s punch a crate into pieces and find out more about this highly anticipated brawler.
Why the Streets of Rage 4 Hype?
Takin’ it to the streets.
Like its predecessors, Streets of Rage 4 is a side-scrolling beat ‘em up where you fight your way through endless hordes of gangs in various urban locales. Each of the four selectable characters can attack with devastating punches, kicks, and special moves. They can even use items from the environment, such as knives and steel pipes, to put the hurt on foes. The simple act of laying waste to legions of thugs in hard-hitting fashion made the franchise great, and this sequel continues the bloody tradition.
In addition, the series is known for its thumping scores inspired by house, techno, funk, and other music genres. Streets of Rage 4 continues the big beat tradition with sounds from notable video game composers Yuzo Koshiro (ActRaiser, Streets of Rage 1-3), Motohiro Kawashima (Batman Returns, Streets of Rage 2-3), Yoko Shimomura (Parasite Eve, Street Fighter II), Hideki Naganuma (Jet Set Radio, Jet Set Future), and Keiji Yamagishi (Ninja Gaiden, Tecmo Super Bowl). The game’s soundtrack has the potential to be classic.
New to the series is the ability to recover lost health by performing uninterrupted combos. Expect two-player online play (a series first!) and four-player couch co-op (also a series first). Those cooperative elements are important since Streets of Rage is best played with friends.
Where to Buy Streets of Rage 4 on PC
Streets of Rage 4 arrives on PC by way of GOG and Steam. At the time of this writing, it is unknown whether the game will come to the Epic Games Store, Google Stadia or the Xbox app.
Streets of Rage 4’s System Specs
For those who plan to play Streets of Rage 4 on their gaming desktops or gaming laptops, we’ve provided the system requirements for the upcoming PC game.
- OS: 64-bit Windows 7
- CPU: 64-bit Intel Core i5
- GPU: AMD Radeon HD 5750 or Nvidia GeForce GTX 960
- RAM: 8GB
- Available Storage Space: N/A
Publisher Dotemu hasn’t released Streets of Rage 4’s recommended specs yet. We’ll update this article when that information becomes available.
- OS: N/A
- CPU: N/A
- GPU: N/A
- RAM: N/A
- Available Storage Space: N/A
Bring justice to the mean streets with fists, feet, and weapons.
Streets of Rage 4’s Input Support
Streets of Rage 4 features full controller support. There’s no word on whether the game supports mouse and keyboard controls. The brawler is compatible with Steam’s Remote Play and Remote Play Together functionalities, too.
Streets of Rage 4’s DRM
As far as DRM goes, Streets of Rage 4 will not have anti-piracy restrictions if purchased from GOG. Publisher Dotemu’s Steam DRM plan is still unknown. That said, the game’s Steam page currently doesn’t list any form of DRM. That’s a good sign.
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