Merge Games just announced a large scale physical release of Streets of Rage 4. Streets of Rage 4 arrived last week on all consoles and PC platforms and it is pretty fantastic. I’ll have a review of it in the near future. Merge Games is a big distributor and publisher that has been bringing many great games to retail over the years including Moonlighter. While Limited Run Games had a pre-order for a physical release of Streets of Rage 4 that closes soon, there were hints that another physical release would happen over the last few days. Today, Merge Games confirms the platforms and editions for Streets of Rage 4 but the real news is that this is a large scale. There is a standard edition that will be sold at regular retailers (confirmed by CAG) in Australia, North America, and Europe and a Signature Edition that will be exclusive to the Signature Edition Games store.
Releases like this make me wonder why Limited Run Games that aims to preserve games in physical format is doing limited releases of games that are getting large scale releases. This isn’t even the first time this has happened as Clannad that is up for pre-order on Limited Run Games is a limited release while the Japanese version of Clannad has full support for English as confirmed by my own copy of it. Check out the trailer for the Merge Games physical release of Streets of Rage 4 below:
Streets of Rage 4 Signature Edition contents and price
- Region free copy of Streets of Rage 4 on PlayStation 4 OR Xbox One or Nintendo Switch (includes reversible cover, artbook and keyring).
- Five limited edition enamel pins featuring Cherry Hunter, Blaze Fielding, Axel Stone, Adam Hunter and Floyd Iraia.
- Numbered collector’s certificate.
- Axel Stone’s blue bandana complete with Streets of Rage 4 logo.
- Original Soundtrack CD.
- Outer sleeve featuring alternative artwork.
- Sturdy “Sierra” box with foam insert.
This is priced at £44.99 on PS4 and Xbox One and £49.99 on Nintendo Switch and sold only at Signature Edition Games.
The standard edition sold at retailers outside will include a reversible cover, keyring, and artbook and cost £24.99 on PC (confirmed for Europe only right now), £29.99 on PS4 and Xbox One, and £34.99 on Nintendo Switch. This can be pre-ordered right now and more listings at other retailers will go up in the near future. The expected release date is July 24 as of now.
Streets of Rage 4 is available digitally on PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC. We will have a review of the Nintendo Switch version soon.