Let me tell you, I am on tenterhooks for Lizardcube’s Streets of Rage 4. The various teases, videos and character reveals since its announcement have been incredibly promising, capturing the look, weight, and “feel” of the Sega Mega Drive classics, but adding that beautiful art and attention-to-detail that made Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap such a masterpiece.
Unfortunately, it doesn’t appear that we’ll be seeing the return of Axel, Blaze and co. this side of 2020. It’s getting a little late in the day for that. But at least the studio has dropped a new, eight-minute video giving us a look at how development is going on the new sequel, coming some 25 since the launch of Streets of Rage 3.
In the video, we see the painstaking process taken to emulate the animation and style of the original games, while keeping the action bang-up-to-date for a modern audience. I particularly like the moment where SoR and SoR 4 are being played split-screen, do the developers can see exactly how tight their animations sync up between the two titles.
Source: Destructoid Streets of Rage 4 whets the appetite with behind the scenes video