There has been a bit of a kerfuffle going on with the physical release of Streets of Rage 4. We haven’t been covering it, but with a recent update from Limited Run Games I thought it was worth writing about. In March, Limited Run Games announced physical editions of Streets of Rage 4 for North America (with international shipping) in standard, classic and limited collector’s editions. Shortly after the pre-order window closed, Merge Games announced they too would have a North American physical release of the game, at a lower price with its own exclusive bonus items and releasing earlier than the Limited Run Games releases.
Suffice to say, customers were upset. Dotemu has since come forward, taking the blame and citing “mistakes in planning”:
To remedy the situation, buyers of the limited collector’s edition have received free Steam keys of the game and all Limited Run Games buyers will receive a 15 track soundtrack CD featuring an exclusive remix from Tee Lopes. Limited Run Games has clarified, via Twitter, that while the soundtrack CD in the collector’s edition is all inclusive, the new soundtrack CD will only feature Japanese composers and is the only soundtrack to include the Tee Lopes remix. Limited Run Games has since told us “…this is a unique CD – the Tee Lopes’ track is only available here. We worked with BraveWave directly to put this together late last week and the track was commissioned as part of this release.”Ad: