Streets of Rage 4 DLC ‘Mr. X Nightmare’ and free update announced; downloads top 2.5 million

Three new playable characters join the fray, including Estel Aguirre.

Streets of Rage 4 DLC 'Mr. X Nightmare'

Publisher and developer Dotemu, and developers Lizardcube and Guard Crush Games have announced Streets of Rage 4 paid downloadable content “Mr. X Nightmare,” which will add three new playable characters and a special “Survival” game mode when it launches later in 2021. A separate free update will launch alongside the downloadable content with additional content. The game has also surpassed 2.5 million downloads across all platforms.

Get the latest details below, via Dotemu.

Mr. X Nightmare

Today’s announcement trailer showcases officer Estel Aguirre, one of “Mr. X Nightmare”‘s three included fighters, as she goes off duty to join forces with the heroes of Streets of Rage 4 for the first time. Formerly appearing in the game as an intimidating, boss fight-style foe, Estel’s powerful slugs and spin kicks dish out serious damage to anyone foolish enough to get in her way. Witness Estel in action and spot a hint at the downloadable content’s two other characters still to be revealed.

“Mr. X Nightmare” also introduces a unique Survival mode, which challenges players to elevate and prove their true capabilities through special tests of skill; more details on this mode’s design and gameplay will be shared soon. Players can additionally build their own personalized fighting style with new moves via incoming character customization, while extra weapons and enemies are sure to keep the battles ahead interesting. “Mr. X Nightmare” includes lively new original music from Tee Lopes, a composer and arranger previously featured in Sonic Mania, League of Legends, and Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom, among other titles.

Free Update

Separately, the free update serves up a brutal challenge for Streets of Rage 4‘s most formidable players via the “New Mania+” difficulty. An in-depth training system is arriving to help brawlers perfect their strategies and alley-clearing combos, and fresh color palette options keep Wood Oak City’s most dangerous fighters looking sharp.

Streets of Rage 4 is available now for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC via Steam.

Watch the announcement trailer below. View a set of screenshots at the gallery.

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