Strider PS4, PS3 announced by Capcom, 'blazing fast gameplay' meets Metroidvania
- Posted July 18th, 2013 at 19:59 EDT by Kyle Prahl
At this evening's World of Capcom panel at San Diego Comic-Con, Capcom announced a reboot of Strider, its fan-favorite series dating back to the 1989 arcade game.
In this remake, coming to PS3 and PS4 early next year, the title character Strider Hiryu is tasked with assassinating Grandmaster Meio, the supreme dictator of Earth, who "has plunged humanity into a dystopian dark age."
Reports are coming in from the panel that gameplay will be quite Metroidvania in nature, with the full two-dimensional world of Kazakh City explorable in multiple directions. Strider will acquire new powers along the way, such as the ability to set enemies on fire with his sword and deflect bullets. Polygon also reports that Strider's signature cloth scarf will be replaced by a plasma scarf that changes color to reflect the currently equipped ability.
Double Helix Games, whose pedigree isn't exactly highly acclaimed, is handling development. Here's a trailer. It does look pretty badass.