Capcom announces next-gen Strider

Capcom has announced a new side-scrolling Strider at San Diego Comic-Con for Xbox One, PS4, Xbox 360, PS3, and PC.

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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.

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    July 18, 2013 4:54 PM

    Ozzie Mejia posted a new article, Capcom announces next-gen Strider.

    Capcom has announced a new side-scrolling Strider at San Diego Comic-Con for Xbox One, PS4, Xbox 360, PS3, and PC.

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      July 18, 2013 5:15 PM

      Wow, Double Helix has TWO projects right now (this and Killer Instinct). I was worried they had gone full-on "doomed gun-for-hire AA developer with no projects lined up" after Front Mission: Evolved and Battleship.

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        July 18, 2013 6:27 PM

        was Front Mission: Evolved that bad? It honestly didn't seem horrible from the few little bits I saw, but I didn't buy it or play it.

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          July 18, 2013 6:37 PM

          I didn't play it, but I remember Garnett Lee describing it back in 2010.

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          July 18, 2013 10:06 PM

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            July 19, 2013 4:48 AM

            I still want my Front Mission 5 damnit!!!!

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              July 19, 2013 5:30 AM

              I'm still mad about maybe a dozen PS2 titles that should have come out here, but didn't.

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          July 19, 2013 3:34 AM

          It wasnt bad. It was an ok mech game with a silly storyline but the game was fun. I cant comment on MP since nobody plays it

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      July 18, 2013 6:18 PM

      Nerds worldwide just lost their mind seeing Lucy James.

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      July 18, 2013 7:35 PM

      oh hell yes

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      July 18, 2013 7:47 PM

      I loved Strider as a kid. The only machine I knew of growing up was on the boardwalk in Ocean City, MD, and I remember spending hours in front of it, terrible at it the whole time.

      The last time I played it was on the Genesis -- the cartridge was $70 at the local store, but I didn't see it anywhere else and YOLO'd it. haha

      I really like the gameplay demonstrated in the trailer -- it looks just like a 2.5D version of the start of the original game. So cool!

      I'm *really* looking forward to seeing what they do with this. I hope they don't Capcom it all up and make it too hard. :/



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      July 18, 2013 8:39 PM

      Looks great! It looks, and feels like Strider. I'm glad its not a full 3D, beat'em up like Bayonetta. I became totally obsessed with Strider as a kid, and I've always looked forward to seeing new incarnations of it. I wasn't overly keen on some of the previous sequels (LOL, Strider Returns). Although, I will admit, I didn't play Strider 2.

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        July 18, 2013 8:44 PM

        I think that they COULD pull a Bayonetta-style Strider game off, but you're right, it's definitely better to start off like this. Capcom tends to do a great job with their old-school franchises when they stick to the style that made them great. (See also: Mega Man 9, Mega Man 10, DuckTales Remastered)

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          July 18, 2013 9:55 PM

          It could work as a 3rd person, beat'em up. I just feel it would complicate the game more, and lose the essence of what makes Strider an awesome character. I don't want any down time in Strider. I want to keep moving, and slicing everything in my path. Although, if they go the Metroid route, there might be less to attack, but then it could be like Castlevania: Symphony of the Night. Which would be awesome.

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      July 18, 2013 9:53 PM

      God damn it this strider announcement is fucking up my vanity searches.

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      July 18, 2013 10:02 PM

      needs more PSHINNG but I'm sure it's just the trailer.

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      July 19, 2013 3:23 AM

      Nice! I was a big Strider fan back in the day, and this looks pretty cool.

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      July 19, 2013 4:51 AM

      Wheres my Captain Commando game at? It should play like Vanquished with crazy fast over the top gameplay and unique anime-ish art style!!!!

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        July 19, 2013 2:58 PM

        I'd love to see another Captain Commando too. Eventually they may all get the treatment, especially considering how exhausted so many of the modern Capcom franchises are.

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      July 19, 2013 2:57 PM

      No for nothing--I totally love Strider--but I hope this heralds the arrival of a new (non-portable system) Ghouls'N Ghosts as well...

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        July 19, 2013 3:00 PM

        ...with sprite art by Henk Noiberg, he of the Misadventures of Flink. That would be amazing.

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      July 19, 2013 7:11 PM

      Nice. Will buy.

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