There have been a number of fan novels based on SOR written over the years.
These were all written by Matthew Drury, who went on to become a
best-selling published author. He is also the webmaster here at SOR Online.
Here we present the stories for you to download and
enjoy in a deluxe single volume, exclusive to SOR Online.
Exclusive to Streets of Rage Online, here is the
of Matthew Drury's Streets
of Rage Saga.
huge piece of fanfiction is
almost 400,000 words in length, and took the author almost 20 years
to fully realize in its current form. It
comprises of nine separate tales (or 'Acts') making up one epic story based on the
events of the SOR
games, and beyond, creating an entire fictional universe. Pretty
much every SOR
character makes an appearance, many as you've never seen them
story begins with Axel and Adam's early days on the police force,
meeting with Blaze, adapting the events of SOR1, 2 and 3. Then it goes on to adapt
the events of SOR Remake and (now defunct fangame) Bare Knuckle IV, as well as
other classics The Revenge of Shinobi, Shadow Dancer and Final
Fight. The saga culminates in the deaths of
several main characters with an ending that will leave you wanting
2014 Edition, released to commemorate the 20th Anniversary of SOR3,
author Matthew Drury spent 6 weeks painstakingly revising and
updating the stories, giving much of it a complete overhaul,
rewriting entire sections and making changes designed to improve the
overall reading experience considerably, in answer to earlier
criticism of the work (changelog). If you needed an excuse to read the series
again, or if you haven't read it before, then there hasn't been a
better time to do so!
This edition includes all canonical stories in the series,
now completely revised and updated:
fan-acclaimed “Streets of Rage Saga” novel series portrays author
Matthew Drury’s dark vision of a neon-lit futuristic world
between the years 2012 and 2030. While most of the character designs
and basic settings were directly adapted from the original Sega
“Streets of Rage” video games, the majority of the plot differs
considerably from the games, going into vastly more detail.
The novels were written in the style of a manga
film series, with a gritty, unfolding narrative and
larger-than-life characters that truly do justice to the original
games. Notable motifs
in the novels include love, justice, revenge, psychic awareness, evolution,
social unrest, corruption, death, and future uncertainty
weighed against the historical specter of nuclear destruction and
the Syndicate’s relentless pursuit of power.
The series features a diverse cast of characters, many of whom shift
in and out of focus as the story progresses. Some are never to be
seen again following the conclusion of a story arc, while others
make recurring appearances. The series takes place in a vastly larger
timeframe than the games, involves a far wider array of subplots and
a largely convoluted and non-linear narrative, making for a
unique and complex universe totally convincing in its detail.
"An excellent writer with a great imagination and the guts to put it
all out there for the world to see... Some very in-depth novels that
created an entire universe and gave the characters deep
personalities, showing the effects of the struggles they went
through. The rawness
and detail of Blaze’s struggle just to survive set up a great path
to show her development throughout the series. An excellent job..."
- Tom Roderick
Streets of Rage: The Complete Saga
(2014 Edition) is now available to own in an exclusive deluxe printed
edition, with bookstore-quality casewrap hardcover binding.
To obtain a copy of this not-for-profit
book, you can make a donation of £30.00 GBP (to cover costs
of printing, binding, shipping and handling).
Ships worldwide in 6-8
business days via Ground. You will receive a tracking number by
email once the book has been dispatched.