The in-game art looks a little nicer than the trailer art, but it definitely doesn’t quite have the feel of the originals. I believe this new developer is Western, which might have something to do with it.
Also, if the music isn’t by Yuzo Koshiro and Motohiro Kawashima, it simply isn’t a Streets of Rage game. The music is everything in those games.
It seems odd that SEGA were so precious about this IP in the past, that they turned Core Design away (that game became Fighting Force), but fast-forward to now and they kinda just threw it at a random, small developer.