The Future of Streets of Rage – Homebrew, Wii VC, XBLA

It’s been an exciting week for fans of Sega’s trademark side-scrolling braweler, Streets of Rage.

First of all, an ambitious homebrew effort has been started to revive Streets of Rage with added visuals, moves, and feautures. Of course, a Dreamcast port is anticipated, but some of the community is devoted to keeping it strictly PC. For more information check out Sega 16’s Review and join the racketboy Forum discussion.

Also, as you may have noticed on today’s Virtual Console post, the original Streets of Rage will be coming to the Nintendo Wii’s Virtual Console. The US has had a long wait for Streets of Rage since Sega has pulled it from all of their compilation discs in the US due to the Teen rating.

And finally, Sega is also eying the strong possibility of bringing Streets of Rage to the XBox Live Arcade. I am actually more interested in seeing it on XBLA since the games on the 360 usually get better treatment in terms of visuals, audio, and multiplayer features.

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