Please, cruel god, resuscitate this Streets of Rage remake

The Streets of Rage games were good for a lot of reasons, from the insanely great music to the weird red-light-district ambience, to the fact that there was a playable boxing Kanagaroo named Roo.

Anyroo, this Joey got his tail in a twist when he saw the following righteous footage from a SoR downloadable remake from Ruffian Games (the people behind Crackdown 2):

The head of Ruffian, Gaz Liddon, wrote this under the video he posted:

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 :)

Enjoy

gaz