Double Dragon 2 remake coming to Xbox 360

The HD remakes keep on coming. This time, Double Dragon II is getting the polygonal update. Double Dragon II: The Revenge is coming to Xbox Live...

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The HD remakes keep on coming. This time, Double Dragon II is getting the polygonal update. Double Dragon II: The Revenge is coming to Xbox Live Arcade later this year as Double Dragon II: Wander of the Dragons. It's being developed by Korean studio Barunson Interactive, makers of MMORPG Dragon Saga. (They really love their dragons...)

The "story" remains the same, but there are a whole slew of enhancements that extend beyond the visuals. There's a new combo system and a new special move to complement the cyclone kick: a "diving knee kick."

Just like the original game, Wander of the Dragons will support two-player co-op, however it's unclear if the game will support online play. In addition to co-op, there's a four-player versus mode that allows players to fight as Billy, Jimmy, Marian, and a number of enemies. Finally, there's a new survival mode, which has players attempting to survive for as long as possible against a continuous onslaught of enemies.

Although most of the stages are inspired by the original game, there are new sequences added to the remake. QTEs have been implemented into the helicopter stage, while an entirely new sequence plays out on top of a logging truck.

Double Dragon II: Wander of the Dragons will release on Xbox Live Arcade this September for 1200 Microsoft Points. Check out Co-Optimus for more screens and a trailer.

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    July 26, 2011 6:15 PM

    Andrew Yoon posted a new article, Double Dragon 2 remake coming to Xbox 360.

    The HD remakes keep on coming. This time, Double Dragon II is getting the polygonal update. Double Dragon II: The Revenge is coming to Xbox Live...

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      July 26, 2011 6:30 PM

      I guess they're not following it too closely if Marian is playable and alive in this one.

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      July 26, 2011 6:46 PM

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        July 26, 2011 8:14 PM

        Man I loved the SHIT out of that game in the arcades, it took me AGES to beat it too. I'm not sure what the dip-switch settings are for that one but I could swear the one at my local arcade was set to play tougher if there were two players in the game. It sure as hell felt that way. Anyway, one day I stood up and determined to conquer Double Dragon 2 utterly. So I'm on the final stage, right up to the big shit itself, when this jackhole comes over, sees where I'm at in the game, says "you want some help?" and slips his quarter in before I get the chance to turn around and tell him to get bent.

        Needless to say we got our cans kicked by the shadow warriors and I ran out of quarters. I wanted to do a Double Dragon on that guy just because I was doing so well before he got in on it.

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      July 26, 2011 7:14 PM

      this looks nothing like the original wtf

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        July 26, 2011 7:43 PM

        Right! This game looks really nothing like double dragon. What's with the movement and action like 100% on crack! Nice try on the remake... Now remake NARC properly! Something worth while. This looks horrible!

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          July 26, 2011 8:33 PM

          A modern NARC game would have to pull no punches whatsoever. Police brutality would be the modus operandi for NARC2.

          "You're busted!"

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            July 26, 2011 8:57 PM

            I'm pretty sure they made a NARC 2, and I'm pretty sure it was horrible.

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        July 27, 2011 12:13 AM

        it looks more final fight ish

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      July 26, 2011 7:23 PM

      They better have the music from the original. The first thing that popped into my head after reading "double dragon 2" was the music playing through my head as I pictured someone's head getting grabbed for a beat down.

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      July 26, 2011 7:30 PM

      That looks... bad. They should have stuck with 2D

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      July 26, 2011 7:44 PM

      what happened to double dragon 1? guess it doesnt matter since this looks like crap.

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        July 26, 2011 8:20 PM

        It was removed from the marketplace because the publisher/developer that ported it went out of business. When that happened their license to sell it obviously lapsed as well. It is still downloadable but will be in demo mode only for those who have not purchased it previously.

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      July 26, 2011 8:23 PM

      this looks terrible

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      July 26, 2011 8:28 PM

      Read the initial headline and was like :)

      Then saw the first screenshot and was like :(

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      July 26, 2011 8:29 PM

      This looks fucking horrible. I'd rather just play the original.

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      July 26, 2011 8:44 PM

      I think this was a poor choice. The polygonal characters just make the gameplay look dated. If it was just a high-res version of the old game... it wouldn't looks so bad.

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        July 26, 2011 8:49 PM

        Hi res of the old game would've been instant buy.

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          July 27, 2011 7:32 AM

          This, a million and one times.

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      July 26, 2011 8:55 PM

      garbage.

      If they just did a HD remake it would be worth it, but this is like a totally different game.

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      July 26, 2011 8:56 PM

      Damn it looks awful and Double Dragon 2 is one of my favorite games of all time. I wouldn't play this for free. Why is one of his arms half the size of this torso? Ha ha ha.

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      July 26, 2011 9:09 PM

      I might buy this if they give my Double Dragon XBLA game back that I bought 4 years ago. It's not on the Marketplace and there's no way I can ever get it again.

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        July 26, 2011 9:49 PM

        Are you able to look through your download history and redownload it that way?

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          July 27, 2011 2:07 PM

          No, it says it's there but when you try to download it it says unavailable. It's like they lost the rights to distribute Double Dragon I think, and since it was on my older Xbox I can't find a way to get it again.

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      July 26, 2011 10:43 PM

      I like the concept art but the actual game looks pretty naff.

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      July 26, 2011 11:31 PM

      *G.R.A.S.P.*

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      July 27, 2011 6:41 AM

      Not really feeling the art style on this. Hopefully the game plays like its predecessor.

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        July 27, 2011 10:23 AM

        Ugh. They really need to work on their body proportions. Even if they meant it as the game's style. It's just bad.

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          July 27, 2011 11:49 AM

          The only thing that might be worse are the Male Humans from WoW.

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      July 27, 2011 7:59 AM

      oh fuck yes!

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      July 27, 2011 2:08 PM

      I hate 3/4 angle games.

      This would have been better left as a strict side-scroller with the updated graphics...

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