Streets of Rage 4 Release Date on eShop Was a Mistake

Published: April 8, 2020 12:57 PM /


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Beat 'em up fans were excited to see the Streets of Rage 4 release date appear on the Nintendo eShop recently, but there's some bad news: it was listed by mistake.

Let's get some important clarification out of the way: no, this was not a release date leak like we've seen every now and again. Several gaming websites reported that the release date for Streets of Rage 4 was to be April 23, 2020, according to the Nintendo eShop listing. However, that date has since been changed to the much vaguer "2020".

What happened? A press release from the publisher stated "that date is not final or confirmed by publisher and co-developer Dotemu." We can't say for sure how this mistake was made, but it seems like an unfortunate error.

When is the Streets of Rage 4 Release Date?

Okay then — if Streets of Rage 4 isn't coming out on April 23, 2020, then when is it releasing on the Nintendo Switch?

Unfortunately, the press release from the publisher declined to provide a specific release date. They did note that it's coming "soon" and that it's expected to launch sometime in 2020, but that's all we know for now.

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It's Not All Bad News

While the erroneous release date is disappointed to some, it's not all bad news today — we got to get a look at some new goodies coming to the game.

Take a look at the Streets of Rage 4 Retro Reveal trailer to see some of this cool stuff in action:

These retro pixel designs will be available for players who prefer a slightly older look. Of course, they'll still be able to pick from the newer hand-drawn characters with their super-smooth animations.

You'll be able to play as these pixelized pugilists when Streets of Rage 4 launches sometime in 2020 at a price of $24.99 or your regional equivalent. For now, you can add it to your wishlist on Steam.

What do you think of the Streets of Rage 4 release date mix-up on the Nintendo eShop? Are you disappointed that it probably isn't coming in late April 2020? Let us know in the comments below!

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