New playable character revealed for Streets of Rage 4 at Gamescom

Introducing Cherry Hunter, a rapid-fire rocker who dishes out damage with her trusty guitar.

Streets of Rage, also known as Bare Knuckle, is a trilogy of beat ’em up games developed and published by Sega in the 1990s. Famously known for its non-stop action and electronic dance-influenced music – scored by Yuzo Koshiro and Motohiro Kawashima – the series has gained “cult classic” status throughout the years and it is considered one of the greatest beat ’em up series of all time.

Since last year, co-developers Dotemu (Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap, Windjammers 1 and 2), Lizardcube (Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap) and Guard Crush Games (Streets of Fury) have been working on a new opus!

We’re all huge Sega fans and after Wonder Boy we wanted to bring another video game legend back to players. A few weeks ago, we revealed that Yūzō Koshiro and Motohiro Kawashima will be joined by an all-star ensemble in contributing brand-new tracks for the Streets of Rage 4 soundtrack, which is a huge accomplishment for us.

Regarding the game itself, its classic beat ’em up gameplay will remain the same but with new mechanics, a fresh story and beautiful hand-drawn stages to explore with a selection of well-known and beloved characters… and a few new faces to discover.



Amongst them, the latest character to join Blaze Fielding and Axel Stone is a badass guitar-playing warrior named Cherry Hunter — the daughter of the one-and-only Adam Hunter. She’s a self-defence expert, trained by her father and Axel, and while she may not be the buffest character on the roster, she’s definitely one of the fastest. Cherry will be the perfect choice for players who love rock music, fast action, and neon colours.

Watch the new trailer at the top of this post to see her in action.

Cherry will be joined by other characters soon, so stay tuned for more news!

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Yes! I did not know I needed this but I do.

Skate’s niece.

Carnivius_Prime 19 August, 2019 @ 14:56

Actually my most wanted game. :)

That’s right, I’m looking forward to it more than to most of today’s so called “Triple A” games.

When is this actually coming out? I like the look of it but just nervous that I’ll play it and then realise that, despite looking nice, it’s essentially just the same as any other beat em up ever. Which is to say, it gets boring very quickly.

Carnivius_Prime 19 August, 2019 @ 15:58

i feel that way about pretty much any FPS ever. I like scrolling beat ’em ups though. I just wanna keep on beating people up. Good stress relief. :)

At long last some possible format confirmation! Been worried it might end up a timed/exclusive on Switch…given the great work on Dragon’s Trap, I’m quite keen on this one!

Carnivius_Prime 19 August, 2019 @ 15:57

i can’t help feeling her name sounds a bit.. wrong…

I didn’t think I could be more hyped for this

Did I see SHIVA!?!

Can’t wait!

Oh: don’t forget to give your game a Platinum Trophy! It deserves one!

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