3D Streets of Rage 2 has been completely rebuilt to take advantage of the Nintendo 3DS system’s stereoscopic 3D, but remains lovingly faithful to the original game — initially released on the SEGA Mega Drive / Genesis in 1992. From the stunning graphics to the musical score by renowned video game composer Yuzo Koshiro, everything has been accurately remade for the Nintendo 3DS.
While painstaking detail was used to recreate the game keeping in line with the previous entries in the SEGA 3D Classics series, 3D Streets of Rage 2 received a few new creature comforts to take advantage of the Nintendo 3DS. In addition to the new stereoscopic 3D environments, there’s a new Casual Mode, which kills enemies as soon as they hit the ground. Beat the game to unlock “Fists of Death Mode,” which is a one-hit-one-kill mode to keep players in the grips of white-knuckle tension. And since no beat ’em up is complete without co-op multiplayer, the Nintendo 3DS version supports local co-op. There are also different emulation settings available, including the Japanese version, various display modes, and more.
3D Streets of Rage 2 is rated E10+ by the ESRB and is available exclusively for the Nintendo 3DS as a digital download.