Streets of Rage is a remake / reboot of the original Sega Genesis / Arcade brawler that was in development for Xbox 360, Playstation 3 and PC by Grin, the same team behind titles such as Terminator Salvation, Wanted and the cancelled Wanted 2 and Final Fantasy Fortress.
Nothing much is known about this game, apart that is was a download-only title. The project was halted because of Grin’s financial difficulties that eventually bankrupted the company. In the gallery below we can see some concept arts and screens from an early build.
It seems that another reboot of Streets of Rage was also in development by Ruffian Games (the team behind Crackdown 2), but there are not many more info about this unseen project, apart from a beta / tech demo video preserved below thanks to Huff Allium!
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The art style they were choosing wasn’t looking too good but it would be interesting to see a SoR reboot. There is the great SoR Remake on the PC (which SEGA sued them :S) but surely was good to see a new blood on the series.
This is one of those remakes / reboots that you can’t tell if it would have done the series a favour or ruined it’s history…
It didn’t look good, but at least theres a new double dragon in development, I know that artist Falcoon I think if this was to continue it should be in a cel-shade to match the artist.
the new dragon is from wayforward, so i think that at least it will have some good ideas. I love wayfoward 2d games :)
It looked alright for a XBL/PSN game if the gameplay was fast enough.
It would be good if SEGA had the funds to release something similar on new gen, re invigorating some of its best selling IPs, the Turtles in Time remake on the PS3 was great, same game, same gameplay as the SNES version but just had a 2.5D facelift and trophies, so the same might work for Streets of Rage.
Streets of Rage 2 was released on iPhone, 5 years ago, as far as I know. There is also a 3D Streets of Rage II on 3ds. Just by the way
In der inoffiziellen Beta-Version des Spiels (Bare Knuckle 2) waren noch zahlreiche Moves vertreten, die es letztendlich nicht ins endgültige Spiel geschafft haben und frappierend an Street Fighter 2 erinnerten. So verfügte Axel ursprünglich noch über einen klassischen Uppercut und den Hurricane Kick der Street Fighter-Ikonen Ryu und Ken.
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The developers of Crackdown 2 were once behind a modern-day remake of 16-bit beat ’em up classic Streets of Rage, as shown by a recently released video of the game in action.
According to Ruffian Games staffers, the now-canceled Streets of Rage game was built in six to eight weeks by “a small pitching team.” The downloadable title was intended for unspecified consoles but was scrapped for reasons unknown.
The playable prototype was built “very rapidly” and represents “pre-pre-pre-pre (lots of pres) pre-Alpha quality,” according to Gary Liddon, head of Ruffian Games. He uploaded a video of Streets of Rage to YouTube after a silent version of the same gameplay footage was uploaded to Vimeo last week.
“What’s the story behind it all?” Liddon wrote on YouTube. “Like a lot of developers we work on a lot of different prototypes, they’re just not usually shown in public.”
According to ex-Ruffian designer Sean Noonan, Streets of Rage had “some similarities with God of War” in terms of gameplay mechanics. Noonan says the game was built to feature “pure side scrolling levels that would smoothly blend into more typical modern action environments.” The prototype was developed sometime before July 2012, while Noonan — now working on Watch Dogs at Ubisoft — was still at Ruffian.
Earlier this year, Sega announced it was canceling unnamed, in-development projects to focus on core franchises Sonic the Hedgehog, Total War, Football Manager and Aliens.