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More Streets of Rage 4 is coming in 2021

Mr. X Nightmare DLC will add new characters, survival mode, and more

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The beat-’em-up action of Streets of Rage 4 will continue later this year with new downloadable content. Publisher Dotemu and developers Lizardcube and Guard Crush Games announced the Mr. X Nightmare add-on for Streets of Rage 4 on Thursday. The DLC will add three newly playable characters and a survival game mode.

As seen in the trailer above, one of the three new characters joining the fight is Estel Aguirre, the special forces officer who appeared as a boss in Streets of Rage 4. Two more playable characters are teased in silhouette in Dotemu’s new trailer.

Existing characters will also get new moves and new weapons to fight with — including some fishy new additions. Players will also get new tunes, courtesy of composer Tee Lopes, whose work has been featured in Sonic Mania, League of Legends, and Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom.

Dotemu did not announce a release date for Streets of Rage 4’s Mr. X Nightmare DLC, which is coming to Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows PC, and Xbox One.

Alongside the new DLC, Streets of Rage 4 will also get a free update that will include a New Mania+ difficulty, an “in-depth training system,” and palette swap options for the game’s playable cast.

Streets of Rage 4 was released in April 2020. We named it one of the best games of last year.