Streets of Rage 4 floored classic gaming fans with its tight gameplay and amazing graphics and soundtrack when it arrived back in early 2020, but things have been quiet for DotEmu's beat 'em up since then. That will finally change when the 'Mr. X Nightmare' DLC and a separate, free title update arrive later this month. Not only do we have a release date and price for the DLC now, but we've also got a fresh trailer that showcases the new content.
The 'Mr. X Nightmare' DLC will include the following:
- 3 new playable characters: Max, Shiva, and Estel
- A new Survival mode with weekly challenges
- Character customization: build your own fighting style with new moves
- New weapons and enemies!
- New music from composer Tee Lopes (Sonic Mania, League of Legends, and Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom)
New details about Survival mode, the challenging mode that lasts until the player is finally defeated, include its two variations:
- Random: Fight through unpredictable, randomly generated runs.
- Weekly: New static gauntlets will be offered every week. Compete for spots on the leaderboards!
Every time players complete a level in Survival mode, they get to pick from two randomized perks. These stackable bonuses last until the end of the run, just like in a Roguelite game. You'll definitely want to face Survival because it offers permanent unlocks for other modes, including new moves, weapons, and gallery content.
Along with the 'Mr. X Nightmare' DLC, DotEmu will also be releasing a free title update that improves the Streets of Rage 4 experience for everyone. The update adds a New Mania difficulty, a training system, new color palettes for the playable heroes, and balance changes.
The Streets of Rage 4 'Mr. X Nightmare' DLC and free title update will both arrive on July 15. The 'Mr. X Nightmare' DLC will cost $7.99.
Streets of Rage 4 is a beat 'em up from Dotemu that supports 4-player local co-op and 2-player online co-op. The game is now available on Xbox, PlayStation, Switch, and Steam, where it sells for $24.99. It's also available on Xbox Game Pass, so don't pass it up!