Strider Hiryu Returns on Next-Gen!


One of my favorite games from back in the day, Strider was truly a standout title back in the early 90’s. This reboot looks promising, but even this initial trailer shows a departure from the gameplay mechanics from the past titles. The action is faster, and you can now deflect projectiles with your sword. Also, I peed a bit when I saw him fly in on a glider, as I thought this might be an actual remake of the original. But as the camera pulled-back to show the level, I quickly noticed that there was no tower to scale.

I’m excited, and I’m glad that Capcom is attempting to revive one of my favorite franchises from the past. Let’s just hope they don’t screw it up. Full PR Text after the trailer.

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PR Text:
“The Ultimate Ninja Hero Comes to Current and Next Gen Platforms Early 2014

San Diego, Calif. – July 18, 2013 – Capcom, a leading worldwide developer and publisher of video games, today confirmed that the ultimate ninja, Strider Hiryu, will return in Strider®, a brand new title in development for Xbox One®, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, Xbox 360®games and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, PlayStation®3 system and PC. An intense side-scrolling action platformer, Strider’s action begins in the expansive metropolis of Kazakh City, a mix of ornate Russian architecture and hard-edged futuristic high-rise buildings with sprawling energy cables and pipework. Players freely explore the city and beyond, gaining new abilities and items which in turn open access to a truly massive and expansive interconnected game world.”

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