Streets of Rage Remake Taken Down, Rage Now Contained in Fan’s Hearts

Perhaps it would still be around if it was renamed "Streets of Discontent"

The availability of a fanmade remake of the game Streets of Rage has ceased after what looks to be a request from SEGA. The remake was a freeware PC title that was 8 years in the making but only lasted a couple days before all download links were removed from the forum thread where it was made available last week.

Details are sparse, but I have a feeling that some kind of law had something to do with this or maybe Sega just really hates the game and wants all evidence of its existence wiped from the Earth. Well too bad Sega, Streets of Rage will always be in my heart, you can’t wipe that slate clean!

For fans of the series, check out this link and witness the incredible depth the remake would have offered (I know it’s a bit mean to dangle that carrot but I was forced to see what I was missing so I think others should as well). I had hoped to play the game as a way to release some leftover angst from my teenage years, but it looks like I have no choice but to go back to running with older kids, smoking hash and stealing oversized novelty lollipops from babies.

Sources

Joystiq

Bomber Games

6 Comments Streets of Rage Remake Taken Down, Rage Now Contained in Fan’s Hearts

  1. GiffTor

    It’s a rare publisher/owner of IP who lets fans remake his stuff and distribute it without some sort of agreement ahead of time. There are some standouts, though.

  2. JDevL

    We’re also finding out, in the case of King’s Quest, that some of these remakes are being taken down because the company is actually working on an update of their own. Hopefully, Sega gets control of this and helps distribute the game for free some other way.

  3. GiffTor

    Also, Activision’s only non-boner move of Q4 2010/Q1 2011: taking back their cease-and-desist order and letting sarien.net continue hosting some of its old/acquired IP.

  4. moses5885

    i will just have to live with my KQ 1-7 that i just got off steam. HOOORAYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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