Strider is set to release on PS3 and PS4 on February 18, then PC, Xbox 360, and Xbox One on February 19. It will be $14.99 across all platforms. Capcom also revealed new Challenge Modes today.
Capcom's revival of the classic slice-em-up Strider is set to hit this month as promised. Capcom announced today that it will strike first on February 18 for PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4, followed by a parry-thrust onto PC, Xbox 360, and Xbox One on February 19. It will cost $14.99 across all platforms.
Paired with the release announcement was the announcement of two Challenge Modes added to complement the main story campaign. Beacon Run is modeled after the popular speed-run trend, having you carve your way through enemies while racing to the next checkpoint. Survival is, as you might expect, an endurance mode that pits you against waves of enemies, all while having your item and ability load-outs selected for you.
Those modes, and your stats from the Story Mode, will be tracked for online leaderboards, and you can collect a variety of costumes to dress up your Strider Hiryu in fancy duds.
Strider racing through a stage
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$15! That is unexpectedly low. Super hyped about this.
Nice, that is soon, I will be getting it for sure.