A canceled remake of Streets of Rage appears in an Internet video
Everyone knows that Streets of Rage was one of those games that we all had to play back in the 9o’s, and we wonder if we are going to get an updated remake.
A video of a supposed remake of Streets of Rage that had been canceled leaked on the internet. Officials from Ruffian Games, Crackdown 2 producer, confirmed its veracity and revealed some interesting things. The designer Sean Noonan commented on his twitter that he was even playing a prototype version of the game, but he does not know who leaked the video.
The video was originally posted on the Vimeo site, about five days ago by a user identified only by his surname Huff Allium. According to the description, the game would be a re-imagined version of Streets of Rage, which would be sold via online networks of Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.
When the director confirmed the veracity of the product, we imagined that he was the source of the leak, however, there was some else in the video: it had no sound, something to which Noonan had access too. After confirmation, the chief management of Ruffian Games, Gary Liddon, posted a new version with audio, since there was no more reason to keep it secret.
We know that only Sean Noonan worked at Ruffian Games between May 2009 and July 2012, meaning that the game was produced within that period. He said he did not know what was the reason for the cancellation and that this was one of the hardest blows that had happened in the industry. Currently he is level designer at Ubisoft Montreal and worked in the title Watchdogs.
Would not be the first time that Sega flirts with a 3D version of the Streets of Rage franchise and repent later. In 1997 the company sought to produce Streets of Rage 4 for the Sega Saturn, but after eventually decided on calling it Fighting Force for the PlayStation One and Nintendo 64.