Shiva crowns Streets of Rage 4
Streets of Rage 4 was one of the best surprise hits of the past year. After being dormant for two decades, the teams at Dotemu, Lizardcube, and Guard Crush have brought the series back to life. Combining a smooth 2D art style, tight controls, and an open combat system, the game felt like the franchise was never gone. Today we have a trailer for the game’s last playable character in the Streets of Rage 4 – Mr. X Nightmare DLC, Shiva, which completes the cast.
After the game’s release, Dotemu let it be known that the DLC would be on its way. But then the pandemic happened, and there were concerns that it would be delayed. However, last month we finally received an announcement of what the new content will contain. Entitled Mr. X Nightmare, the DLC adds new modes, weapons and three new characters to the melee. The first was the new fan favorite character of Streets of Rage 4, the badass cop Estel.
The nightmare is coming
Then we learned about this longtime character Max, who appeared in Streets of Rage 4 as a boss, would also be back. Today we finally learned the identity of the wild haired figure. Shiva is another Streets of rage character who has existed since the early days. Like Max and Estel, Shiva was also a boss in Streets of Rage 4, using his ninja fighting skills to clear the streets of Wood Oak City. Once the right-hand man of the series’ main antagonist, Mr. X, Shiva realized his mistake. Now he is fighting with Axel and his crew to fight the crime he helped make flourish.
There is currently no release date for Streets of Rage 4 – M. X Nightmare, but we’ll be sure to let you know when that changes. You can wishlist the DLC currently on Steam.