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New Strider Game Announced

CapCom Unity has the announcement of a brand-new Strider game coming to Windows and consoles early next year. They offer some concept art and this announce trailer showing off the game's platforming action, but we can one-up them with this press release:

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.

Remaining true to its roots, Strider features the same franchise hallmarks of fluid, lightning quick combat and ground-breaking free-flowing traversal that inspired many of today’s third person action titles. Strider further builds upon this pedigree by endowing the player with a vastly expanded arsenal of moves and weapons to acquire and use, while slicing their way through a massive, interconnected and rich game world.

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.

Perform breakneck acrobatic jumps and mid-air flips while slicing through enemies with Hiryu’s indestructible ‘Cypher’, a plasma charged weapon that can take on a number of properties. Alternatively, use the climb sickle to gain the high ground, and hit them with a surprise Kunai attack, or call on support allies for some extra muscle when the going gets tough.

From cybernetic soldiers to immense bio-mechanical creatures, Strider’s varied enemy types guarantee unique and engaging combat challenges that will see players quickly utilizing their various weapons, items and skills to gain the upper hand. The addition of plasma cypher variations and ranged weapons, such as the Kunai, provide further depth to combat.

Strider is being developed by Double Helix Games in conjunction with Capcom and is scheduled for digital release in early 2014.

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8. Re: New Strider Game Announced Jul 20, 2013, 07:04 Jerykk
 
Parallax Abstraction wrote on Jul 18, 2013, 23:35:
KTR wrote on Jul 18, 2013, 23:21:
Strider is being developed by Double Helix Games

Crap. First Killer Instinct, now this.

Yeah, I was all excited about a new Strider game until I saw the developer's most recent work was Battleship. Seriously Capcom, you're trying to sell this to people with fond memories of Strider. Those people are going to be hardcore gamers that expect and demand quality. If you're going to just hand it to a shovelware team, you might as well not bother. Hell, WayForward's a multi-team studio, give it to them!

You can't always judge a studio by their previous games. Movie tie-ins, for example, have tiny budgets and ridiculously short dev cycles, in addition to creative limitations imposed by both the publisher and license owner(s). Even the best developers would struggle to make a good game under those conditions. There's a reason why every movie tie-in has sucked and why the more reputable studios have stayed away from them.

Now, I'm not saying that Strider will be any good but you shouldn't automatically assume that it's shovelware until you play it.
 
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7. Re: New Strider Game Announced Jul 19, 2013, 14:42 NegaDeath
 
Might check it out, I did enjoy the fantastic Bionic Commando remake so if this is up to that level I'm in. To be honest my only experience with the Strider franchise is with the NES version and the Capcom Versus fighters.

*Gamer license revoked*
 
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6. Re: New Strider Game Announced Jul 19, 2013, 01:15 Rea1One
 
Day one purchase!  
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5. Re: New Strider Game Announced Jul 19, 2013, 00:55 ItBurn
 
It looked pretty good gameplay-wise. Kinda looks like Megaman Zero, which I loved.  
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4. Re: New Strider Game Announced Jul 18, 2013, 23:35 Parallax Abstraction
 
KTR wrote on Jul 18, 2013, 23:21:
Strider is being developed by Double Helix Games

Crap. First Killer Instinct, now this.

Yeah, I was all excited about a new Strider game until I saw the developer's most recent work was Battleship. Seriously Capcom, you're trying to sell this to people with fond memories of Strider. Those people are going to be hardcore gamers that expect and demand quality. If you're going to just hand it to a shovelware team, you might as well not bother. Hell, WayForward's a multi-team studio, give it to them!
 
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3. Re: New Strider Game Announced Jul 18, 2013, 23:30 Beamer
 
His motion looks weird and slow.
But I always wonder why no one kicks out killer 2D games. The Castlevania ones on the GBA kicked major ass and sold a ton. And, for those of you that haven't played it, Shadow Complex was pretty amazing (even if it sold less than far lesser XBLA games.)
 
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2. Re: New Strider Game Announced Jul 18, 2013, 23:21 KTR
 
Strider is being developed by Double Helix Games

Crap. First Killer Instinct, now this.
 
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1. Re: New Strider Game Announced Jul 18, 2013, 20:33 nin
 

<Capcom headquarters, last month>

"Mark of the Ninja"? Why the fuck aren't we doing that????"


No overly impressed, so far...I'll stick with the arcade rom.

 
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