Canceled Streets of Rage Remake Gameplay Video Leaked

Scottish based dev house Ruffian Games was enlisted by Sega to remake their classic IP Streets of Rage. The project was canned. Last week a video clip of the Streets of Rage remake was leaked on the net but with no sound, so Ruffian Games head Gary Liddon uploaded a full quality clip on his youtube. The video includes a title sequence followed by a nostalgic arcade that just happens to have a Streets of Rage machine in it (which is ironic since Streets of Rage was a Sega Genesis game). The arcade gets torched by a street thug and then combat ensues with gameplay video. Following all of that is what appears to be a boss introduction sequence.

Check it out…

He explained a little bit about the video and ultimately the cancelled game…

“Here are some scenes from a playable prototype. It was something we built very rapidly and represents pre-pre-pre-pre (lots of pres) pre-Alpha quality. Even so it has a certain charm 🙂

What’s the story behind it all? Like a lot of developers we work on a lot of different prototypes, they’re just not usually shown in public. In this case an older version of the same video was leaked last week which came as a bit of a surprise if I’m honest. As it had no sound I thought there wouldn’t be any harm sharing a version with audio.”

We think it looks pretty cool. Too bad Sega is sleeping on pretty much all of its classic IPs besides Sonic.

Ruffian Games Official Site

Streets of Rage Wiki

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