Capcom to Revive the Strider Series

Thursday, July 18th, 2013

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New Strider

Some big news for all those wannabe ninjas and Strider fans out there, as Capcom has revealed today at San Diego Comic-Con that a new Strider title is in development.

With a preview of the new Strider game being shown on stage, fans at Comic-Con witnessed the new side-scrolling adventure using 3D graphics, as Strider explored and fought through non-linear levels with some new upgrades and his signature sword, the Cypher. These upgrades shown in the preview gave Strider a boost in his fighting performance, like one which gave the Cypher blade some fire proprieties as each swing set the enemies ablaze, and the “fire gates” upgrade, which allowed our hero to reflect enemy projectiles back at them.

One other feature shown in the preview was the “plasma scarf”, which will now replace the old red cloth one. This new scarf is going to change colors depending on the skills Strider has been equipped with.

Seemingly borrowing elements of Konami’s Castlevania series (especially Symphony of the Night) Strider will have huge world map to explore, with many of the areas having to unlocked as he gains more new skills.

The new Strider game has been in development at Double Helix games, with a 2014 release for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC.

Here is a trailer for your viewing pleasure.



About Samuel North

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  • Heriel

    looks so fucking slow, another dead franchise it seems…

  • Axle_Magnum

    Here’s another addition to the “Everything but Wii U” list.

    • TwinTails

      Dammit, Capcom!

  • Kyle Emch

    Ooh, a new Strider game! You did good, Capcom! Oh wait, Double Helix is making the game. Nevermind!

  • Vinicius

    Let me see if I got this right.
    Fan demand made this game possible, but megaman, is still dead.

    • Goose

      Maybe Capcom’s still trying to gauge interest? I mean he is in the next Smash Bros.. Not sure how much interest they’re waiting for, though.

  • Goose

    Double Helix developing the game. Don’t worry people, it’s fucking nothing, move on.

  • RagunaXL

    so much hatred. and the strider 1 and 2 were great. strider returns has some game in there you had to dig for it though. you guys are weak.

    • Goose

      Look at all the games Double Helix has developed and you’ll understand why.

    • RagunaXL

      wild 9, earthworm jim 1,2, MDK, Front Mission Evolved, Silent Hill Homecoming… what are you talking about?

    • Ibi Salmon

      Maybe it’s because it’s being developed by a studio that claims to have 20+ years of experience, but have yet to really prove themselves to be a good developing studio.

      I’m not saying to outright dismiss this game since it does look good(at least from the trailer), but I would approach with caution if I were you.

  • An Tran

    Or for crying out loud. No Wii U AGAIN?!

    • Random

      Don’t act like it’s Capcom fault, Nintendo failed with the WiiU’s launch, and then decided to only focus on the 3DS it’s Nintendo’s fault no one wants to release a game on the console.