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Fans of Streets of Rage 2 will be happy to know that a veteran fighter from the classic release is making his long awaited return to the selectable roster, as Streets of Rage 4’s upcoming Mr. X Nightmare DLC brings Max Thunder back as a playable character!

Check out the new trailer showcasing Max’s reveal!

Initially a boss character who was mind controlled to fight his allies, here’s the wiki entry of Max as of Streets of Rage 4.

Max returns in Streets of Rage 4, this time as a boss who is being mind-controlled by Ms. Y. He uses most of his signature moves from the second game, like his Thunder Tackle, Spinning Knuckle Bomb and Drop Kick. He is the only boss in the game who never flinches upon taking damage from regular moves, only getting knocked by Star Supers.

After defeat, he comes back to normal and assures the heroes that he never intended to hurt them.

If you haven’t checked out the reveal trailer of Streets of Rage 4’s DLC, here’s the Mr. X Nightmare trailer released a few weeks ago to wet your brawler appetites.

Streets of Rage 4 is available for PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, macOS, Linux, and PC. The Mr. X Nightmare DLC is set to be released later this year.

If you haven’t yet, be sure to read our Street of Rage 4 review! Here’s what Alex, our Editor in Chief had to say about Street of Rage 4:

Not many studios can revive a long-dormant franchise and make it work while staying true to the franchise, but the developers did just that with Streets of Rage 4. Simply put, this is one street you’ll want to fight yourself out of. Oh, and if you have someone to play local co-op with, feel free to add another .5 to the overall score since these games are meant to be played cooperatively.

We gave it a high score of 9 out of 10!