SEGA sure seems to be on a silver screen roll as of late. Sonic the Hedgehog 2 broke records at the box office over the last few weeks, and now SEGA has its eye on another of their classic franchises. Streets of Rage is up on deck as the next game to hit the big screen.
Announced today, Derek Kolstad, the writer behind the John Wick films and creator of Die Hard, wrote the script. Producers dj2 Entertainment and Escape Artists are set to produce the adaptation of the 1991 hit. And according to IMDB, Hiroko Saito has been cast as Blaze Fielding.
Streets of Rage follows three police officers, Adam, Axel and Blaze, as they take on the crime syndicate trying to take over the city. Ran by Mr. Big, the three traveled through eight different levels. Players used a wide variety of moves and weapons to take down their enemies.
The original game was a success, considered one of the best-selling games from SEGA in 1992. It went on to spawn three sequels. It also saw the comic treatment and rereleased several times across multiple consoles. Unfortunately, due to a disagreement between SEGA and Core Design who was working on the fourth title, no further games were made for over two decades. Lizardcube, Guard Crush Games, and DotEmu developed and released Streets of Rage 4, recognized as a true sequel, in April 2020. It is coming to mobile May 27, 2022.
As of right now, we have limited information about the project, casting, or release date. But we will be sure to keep you up to date as more news about Streets of Rage comes out.
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