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Dotemu Apologizes for Streets of Rage 4 Physical Edition Confusion

May 12, 2020

By: Robert N. Adams

 
 
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Guard Crush Games
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DotEmu
Release Date
April 30,2020 (Calendar)
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Quite a few people wanted to get a Streets of Rage 4 physical edition, but it appears that there has been some confusion on the matter. It's gotten so bad, in fact, that DotEmu has apologized for the whole kerfuffle — but its apology is pretty confusing in its own right.

Take a look at the apology for yourself that was posted onto Twitter:

 

Apparently, some people were upset with several elements of the Streets of Rage 4 physical edition, most notably including the two separate versions released through Limited Run Games and Merge Games, respectively. However, others were confused about the apology itself, wondering what the heck was going on with the whole situation.

"We're apologizing for the confusion caused by the different physical editions announcements (LRG and Merge Games)," the official DotEmu Twitter account explained. "The timing wasn't perfect for the players and this is something that we will work on for next time."

 
 

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Limited Run Games Streets of Rage 4 Physical Edition Owners Get Bonuses

As unfortunate as this whole situation might be, Dotemu is looking to make things right to a segment of their customers affected by these issues with the Physical Edition:

 
 

As a make-good to Limited Run Games orders, Doetmu and Limited Run Games are giving free Steam keys to all the Limited Editions orders, and all orders of Streets of Rage 4 will receive a complimentary and unique 15 tracks soundtrack CD of the game's OST including an exclusive remix from composer Tee Lopes.

We apologize for the inconvenience.

Keep in mind that the Steam keys are only going out to people who have ordered the more expensive version through Limited Run Games. Standard or Classic Edition customers, meanwhile, will get the Streets of Rage 4 OST CD.

For now, you might want to avoid all of this physical edition confusion and get the game digitally! You can buy Streets of Rage 4 right now on Steam, the Humble Store, and DRM-free on GOG for $24.99 or your regional equivalent.

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What do you think of Dotemu's apology regarding the Streets of Rage 4 physical edition? Do you think they could have handled the situation better? Let us know in the comments below!

 
 
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