Streets of Rage 4 – Mr X Nightmare DLC Announced

Posted on 08 Apr 2021

Streets of Rage 4 will be getting its first DLC and it looks like the developers and publisher listened to fan outcry for badass super cop Estel to become a playable character as she’s front and centre as the first of three new playable characters (our money’s on Skate and Victy) coming in the paid DLC. In addition, the DLC will feature a new survival mode, levels, and music. A free update will provide a New Mania+ difficulty option. No word on a release date yet but playable Estel has already sold us.

Official Press Release

Streets of Rage 4 Receiving Three New Playable Characters, Game Modes, Customization & More Across ‘Mr. X Nightmare’ DLC and Free Update

Powerhouse Estel’s Full Moveset Debuted in Hardhitting Gameplay Trailer

New Fighters and Features are Heading to the Iconic Beat ‘em Up Series’ Smash Hit as Streets of Rage 4 Surpasses More Than 2.5 Million Copies Downloaded

Publisher and co-developer Dotemu with co-developers Lizardcube and Guard Crush Games today announced their smash hit Streets of Rage 4 is receiving paid DLC: Mr. X Nightmare. The DLC is adding three new playable characters and a special Survival game mode later this year on PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch. A separate free update is arriving alongside the DLC on all platforms with additional content. The news follows Streets of Rage 4 clearing more than 2.5 million copies downloaded across all platforms.

Today’s announcement’s trailer showcases officer Estel Aguirre, one of Mr. X Nightmare’s three included fighters, as she goes off duty to join forces with the heroes of Streets of Rage 4 for the first time. Formerly appearing in the game as an intimidating, boss fight-style foe, Estel’s powerful slugs and spin kicks dish out serious damage to anyone foolish enough to get in her way. Witness Estel in action and spot a hint at the DLC’s two other characters still to be revealed by viewing the trailer:

Mr. X Nightmare also introduces a unique Survival mode, which challenges players to elevate and prove their true capabilities through special tests of skill; more details on this mode’s design and gameplay will be shared soon. Players can additionally build their own personalized fighting style with new moves via incoming character customization, while extra weapons and enemies are sure to keep the battles ahead interesting. Mr. X Nightmare includes lively new original music from Tee Lopes, a composer and arranger previously featured in Sonic Mania, League of Legends, and Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom among other titles.

Separately, the free update serves up a brutal challenge for Streets of Rage 4’s most formidable players via the New Mania+ difficulty. An in-depth training system is arriving to help brawlers perfect their strategies and alley-clearing combos, and fresh color palette options keep Wood Oak City’s most dangerous fighters looking sharp.

Streets of Rage 4 is a revival of the classic beat em’ up series released in 2020. After not seeing a release for 25 years, Streets of Rage 4 brought the series into the modern era, receiving critical praise upon launch for its faithful evolution of the series’ signature action. The title features new and returning characters, stylish hand-drawn artwork, brand new combat abilities and mechanics, retro pixel character unlocks, and a soundtrack crafted in homage to the sound and style that made the original games so popular.

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Streets of Rage 4’s console releases were made possible through collaborations with Blitworks, the partner who managed the game’s port to Xbox One and the Microsoft Store, as well as Seaven Studio, the partner behind the Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 versions.

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