DotEmu has confirmed the third and final playable character for Streets of Rage 4’s Mr X Nightmare DLC, and that character is Shiva. Shiva joins Max and Estel as part of the extended roster that is coming in the DLC. All three of these characters were boss characters in the base game. Shiva being the third playable character is not too much of a surprise. He was even predicted when Max was revealed as the second character. You can check out Shiva’s gameplay in the trailer below.
The Mr X Nightmare DLC will also add brand new moves to the characters, and players will be able to customise the move sets of the characters to put together an arsenal of moves. The DLC will also add a survival mode which will add different challenges for players to tackle, though not much detail has been given yet. Along with the paid content in Mr X Nightmare there will also be a free update. The free update will add a New Mania+ difficulty, a training mode, and new colour palettes for the characters.
In our review for Streets of Rage 4, I wrote: