Check out this surprise tribute to Streets of Rage that was in the recently released Saints Row IV! Now you might have a new incentive to check the game out.
There’s not much going on the interwebs today. Keith Apicary uploaded his new Keith of Rage song to Youtube, which you can see below. It’s quite obviously inspired by the Genesis classic Streets of Rage. How is it? It’s… a Keith Apicary song.
Seeking to fill an unjust omission in OCRemix’s catalog of albums devoted to remixes for specific games and series, they’re launching a Streets of Rage project (finally!). Forum poster Dusk spilled the beans and asked for volunteers last Wednesday in this forum post.
According to Dusk, this will be a 3 album project, with each album focusing on a game in the series. The plan is to release each album about a year apart, devoting the time in between to craft the best remixes possible. This also means that fans of the series should expect to wait a good while for the first album to be ready for release. Hopefully, when it comes, it will be worth it!
In the first news posting today involving remakes of games being easier than their originals, Sega has released additional details on 3D Streets of Rage here (Japanese).
In a new “One Hit Deathblow Mode,” players will be able to defeat enemies with a single punch. I’m confused, is this an iOS game or a 3DS game? It sounds too simplistic for an actual gaming handheld. I’m not a fan of dumbing the game down so severely.
3D Streets of Rage will also feature co-op play (huzzah), control configurations, and a monitor modes to try that curves the display like a classic monitor (see below). It comes out in Japan on August 21st, 2013 in the 3DS shop for 600 yen (roughly $6.30 USD at this time).