Published on July 18th, 2013 | by Kyle Spencer, Editor
Capcom Announces the Return of Strider
Capcom has announced that Double Helix have been working on a new Strider video game for a current and next-gen release.
The game has been described as a side-scroller, that featuring a mix of classic 2-D Strider gameplay with Castlevania: Symphony of the Night elements. This means that unlike its 8-bit origins, the game will be non-linear, and will “feature high-speed cypher combat”.
Here are the details from the Capcom press release:
“The year is Meio: 048, on an alternate dystopian future of Earth. The whole planet suffers under the oppressive, iron-fisted rule of the mysterious and omnipotent Grand Master Meio. An expert in sabotage and assassination, Hiryu is the youngest ever recruit to attain a Special A-Class in the hellish Strider training program, and is the only man capable of achieving the mission to eliminate Grand Master Meio.”
Strider was unveiled to the gaming world by Capcom for both the arcade and NES in 1989. Since then he has been in only several games, once entering the 3-D world on the PlayStation in 2000 in Strider 2. He has made several appearances in Capcom games, including the Marvel vs. Capcom franchise.
Double Helix is also the studio working on the Xbox One exclusive Killer Instinct which will be available at launch.
Strider will be released as a digital download title for Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4 and PC in early 2014.