Crackdown developer Ruffian Games was working on a modern reimagining of classic arcade brawler Streets of Rage – and it looked awesome. A leaked video of the cancelled title was uploaded to Vimeo earlier this month, showcasing 90 seconds of rain-slicked footage. The project was supposedly intended for digital platforms such as the PlayStation Network.

Former employee Sean Noonan has since confirmed the defunct download’s authenticity on Twitter. “So it seems like one of my previous projects has leaked, as pretty as I remember,” he said. The developer is now working as a level designer at Ubisoft Montreal.

You can check out the video in the space below. We’re particularly fond of the scene focusing on the arcade. Let us know your thoughts in the comments section.

Update: Ruffian Games' business and management chief Gary Liddon has uploaded a version of the prototype with sound. We've swapped that in.

[via vimeo.com, twitter.com, segadriven.com, eurogamer.net]