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Streets of Rage 4 is a classic beat 'em up series revived thanks to Dotemu, Guard Crush Games and Lizardcube that releases today. It's also going to be playable on Linux.

While it won't currently offer official support from the development team for Linux, it appears they have given their backing to Valve and CodeWeavers for Steam Play Proton—the compatibility layer for Linux based on Wine. On Twitter, Valve developer Pierre-Loup Griffais mentioned that the Streets of Rage 4 developers actually provided pre-release keys for Proton development. Thanks to that, Streets of Rage 4 will work "out of the box" with Proton 5.0-7 which is currently in Release Candidate stage and you can opt into it now.

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On a related note, Streets of Rage 4 actually uses the cross-platform FNA according to the creator and Linux porter Ethan Lee on Twitter, so perhaps in future full Linux support might still be a possibility.

Feature Highlight:

  • The comeback of the legendary Streets of Rage series.
  • Beautiful graphics fully hand-drawn animated by the studio behind Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap.
  • Clean up Wood Oak City by yourself or with another friend online!
  • For the very first time, team up to 4 people offline to take the city back!
  • Classic gameplay enhanced with brand-new mechanics.
  • Soundtrack by a wide all-star line up of world-class musicians.
  • Braised chicken everywhere.
  • A dozen former Streets of Rage characters unlockable and playable in their original pixel versions.
  • Play with the music of the previous Streets of Rage games.
  • 12 unique stages.

I imagine I'm not the only one here who had Streets of Rage as one of their first beat 'em up games, it's an absolute classic series. I have some seriously fond memories of playing the original on the Sega Mega Drive (Sega Genesis) so having it working on Linux right away is quite a highlight.

You will be able to pick up Streets of Rage 4 later today from Humble Store and Steam.

See our dedicated page here for more info on Steam Play.

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yar4e 30 Apr
Good news! If we don't get a native port in the future i'll buy it for SteamPlay, but only with discount.
I can confirm this works perfectly with Proton.
M@GOid 30 Apr
The price of this game is very high here in Brazil. How much it is in the US?
brokeassben 30 Apr
M@GOidThe price of this game is very high here in Brazil. How much it is in the US?
Currently $22.49 on Steam with a 10% discount, but there's no price listed on Humble yet. Google says that equates to 122.34 in Brazilian real. I'm ashamed to admit I didn't know that's what your currency is called.
M@GOid 30 Apr
brokeassben
M@GOidThe price of this game is very high here in Brazil. How much it is in the US?
Currently $22.49 on Steam with a 10% discount, but there's no price listed on Humble yet. Google says that equates to 122.34 in Brazilian real. I'm ashamed to admit I didn't know that's what your currency is called.

No need to be ashamed. I for one have no idea what is the currency of the majority of Brazil's neighbors...

Brazil is one of those countries where Valve do a price reduction relatively to the US Dollar conversion, because selling games at full price would drive people to piracy.

I asked because I thought the price was higher than what this type of game generally cost around here. It didn't help that our currency dropped in value more than 30% since the world pandemic started.
I'd buy a flibitPort I have fond memories of the first one on Mega Drive.
M@GOid
brokeassben
M@GOidThe price of this game is very high here in Brazil. How much it is in the US?
Currently $22.49 on Steam with a 10% discount, but there's no price listed on Humble yet. Google says that equates to 122.34 in Brazilian real. I'm ashamed to admit I didn't know that's what your currency is called.

No need to be ashamed. I for one have no idea what is the currency of the majority of Brazil's neighbors...

Brazil is one of those countries where Valve do a price reduction relatively to the US Dollar conversion, because selling games at full price would drive people to piracy.

Region-specific prices are actually set by the developers/publishers themselves on a per country basis manually.
rustybroomhandleRegion-specific prices are actually set by the developers/publishers themselves on a per country basis manually.

That's not true. Regional prices are set automatically (based on some base USD price), but you as a developer/publisher can surely adjust any of them as you like.
RafiLinux 1 May
Works via of Lutris also with the GOG version. Played up to level 4 with 3 characters and unlocked 1. Game is nice.
ageres 1 May
I've beaten the whole game, it works fine except for too long loading. I tried local co-op with two gamepads, it works too.
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