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Strider retrospective reintroduces Hiryu

Strider retrospective reintroduces Hiryu

Strider is a week away from returning to PC and consoles. But I know what you're thinking. You're thinking, "Who is this Hiryu person and why should I care about his ability to make enemies literally explode with the swing of his blade?" That's as good a cue as any for a quick refresher and Capcom is happily helping that cause with a Strider retrospective, while also revealing a pre-order bonus for the new game's PC version.

Watch: Strider through the years »

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Strider carving onto PC and consoles starting February 18

Strider carving onto PC and consoles starting February 18

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.

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Strider set to strike in February

Strider set to strike in February

Since Strider aims to bring his ninja skills to a new generation, it only makes sense that his most recognized enemies should do the same. A new trailer reveals some of Hiryu's most memorable enemies, while also confirming a February release for Double Helix's "Metroidvania" take on the classic franchise.

Watch: Strider versus his old foes »

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Strider's soundtrack includes remixed classic tracks

Strider's soundtrack includes remixed classic tracks

Capcom has been pumping out classic video game music for nearly three decades, pushing out iconic music for a number of franchises like Mega Man, Bionic Commando, and Street Fighter that have all been updated through modernized remixes. Naturally, the upcoming Strider is set to receive the same musical treatment, with many of its most recognizable tracks from the original arcade and NES era getting updated for a new generation.

Listen: Compare classic and modern Strider tracks »

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Strider video shows off eight minutes of gameplay

Strider video shows off eight minutes of gameplay

Strider is coming back. In a new eight minute gameplay video, you'll get to see what attendees of Tokyo Game Show got to play. In the demo Hiryu runs and slashes his way through a Metroidvania environment. Along the way, he'll collect various power-ups that allow him to access new parts of the level. For example, a charge attack will not only break through enemy shields, but power generators that unlock new doors. A slide attack will help you dodge bullet fire, but also bust through low grates that hide new passageways.

The video ends with a battle against a robotic dragon, and should give you a good idea of the kind of chaotic action Capcom is going for with their modern-day throwback.

Watch: Strider slashes dragons »

"Okay, so I know this demo was obviously intended to be a fast, frenetic run-through, and that ..."
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Capcom announces next-gen Strider

Capcom announces next-gen Strider

Capcom has announced a new entry in the Strider series at San Diego Comic-Con, bringing Strider Hiryu into the next generation. Developer Double Helix (Killer Instinct, Front Mission Evolved) is helming this 2.5D side-scrolling "Metroidvania" title. A brief teaser was shown off, displaying some of Strider Hiryu's abilities, like bullet reflection and sword skills.

Strider is set to come to Xbox One, PS4, Xbox 360, PS3, and PC in early 2014.

Watch: Debut teaser trailer »

"...with sprite art by Henk Noiberg, he of the Misadventures of Flink. That would be amazing."
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Rumor: New Strider game coming to Steam, XBLA

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Rumor: New Strider game coming to Steam, XBLA

It appears Capcom is preparing to reveal a new Strider game. A leaked banner and achievement indicate the title, simply called "Strider," is coming to both Steam and Xbox Live Arcade. It may be shown as early as this weekend, during PAX East.

Read more: Shown at PAX East? »

"oooh the strider 3d games on the original playstation were absolutely fucking terrible. I ..."
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