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Post by Dan @ 11:39am 06/12/12 | 2 Comments
Following leaked video footage purporting to be a cancelled prototype for a reboot of the classic brawler Streets of Rage, UK-based Crackdown 2 developer Ruffian Games has cautiously confirmed they were indeed its creators, releasing a better quality clip with audio, but offering no further explanation of the project's fate.
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.

Beyond that there's not a lot more I can say unfortunately :)
What do we all think? Should this 3D reboot have been made, or do the Streets of Rage belong in only two dimensions?

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Posted 12:00pm 06/12/12
mmmm just reminds of sleeping dogs without cars and stuff... Can see it getting pretty boring fast
Posted 01:15pm 06/12/12
Streets of Rage belong in only two dimensions.

This. I played it on a console the other month, fully through. Fun game filled with anger. It makes me rage but i'm bad at 2d brawlers.
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