Capcom Announces Strider for PC and Next-Gen Systems
Capcom has revealed that an all new Strider game is in development at Double Helix Games. They made the announcement at the World of Capcom panel at the San Diego Comic Con. The game is being developed for multiple systems including the PC, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and the next-gen platforms Xbox One and PlayStation 4.
Originally released in 1989, Strider stands as one of Capcom’s most enduring franchises. It follows the chronicles of one Hiryu, an agent in the elite corps known as the Striders. Strider Hiryu is given the order to assassinate Grandmaster Meio, supreme dictator of Earth, who has plunged humanity into a dystopian dark age.
Over the years, Strider Hiryu has fought through multiple sequels, and appears as a playable character in Capcom’s Marvel vs. Capcom series of fighting games, most recently Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, released in 2011.
The upcoming game will be a side-scroller with 3D graphics, featuring nonlinear levels and include new upgrades for Strider Hiryu and his signature sword, the Cypher. The game is being done in the style of a next-gen Metroidvania.
According to Capcom, Strider will remain true to its roots and feature the same franchise hallmarks of fluid combat and free-flowing traversal “that inspired many of today’s third person action titles.” Strider further builds upon this pedigree by endowing the player with a vastly expanded arsenal of moves and weapons to acquire and use, while cutting their way through the game world.
Here’s what it looks like in action:
Double Helix has announced that they are working with some of the original Strider creative leaders from Capcom’s Osaka production offices to bring the series back to life.
While we wait for more information on the game, let’s take a gander at the original Strider for the NES and see how it compares to the footage above.