Report – GRIN was working on a Strider reboot and Streets of Rage remake before shuttering

Tuesday, 21st February 2012 17:19 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Concept art and a video from a purported remake of Strider along with concept art from the cancelled Final Fantasy: Fortress have surfaced over on the Spanish site Anait Games. According to site, the assets were sent over by a former Grin Barcelona employee which worked at the firm before it was shuttered in 2009. The employee stated when the Final Fantasy game was cancelled, the firm started working with Ubisoft on financing “the game formerly known as Strider” and was in talks with Capcom, and working on a new Streets of Rage game. Sadly, none of the titles were to see the light of day, as GRIN is now no more. You can check out a video of what was the firm’s Strider reboot below, and look over the rest of the concept art from Fortress, which has a decidedly Noric feel to it, through the link.Thanks, Victor.

Teaser Videogame from 23L on Vimeo.



  1. triggerhappy

    STREETS OF RAGE REMAKE!!!!!!! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! WHY DID GRIN HAVE TO DIE??? OK they made shit games, but i would really have liked to have seen this :(

    #1 3 years ago
  2. Edo

    Shame…Streets of Rage was pretty awesome brawler,and this Strider reboot game teaser has really intrigued me.

    #2 3 years ago
  3. YoungZer0

    Strider Reboot would’ve been interesting. I was one of the few who was actually pretty sad to see them go. Still think that Wanted has the best third-person cover-mechanic.

    #3 3 years ago
  4. triggerhappy

    ^ Cover mechanics in Wanted are really smooth yeh… Infact i suppose it is actually an alright game, just very short.

    #4 3 years ago
  5. GamezIdiot

    If they were talking to Capcom about a Streest of Rage game then it’s no wonder they shut down. Should have spoken to Sega.

    #5 3 years ago
  6. DSB

    I don’t see any point in redoing Streets of Rage. Some games just belong to a place and time that you can’t really fuck with.

    Fighting Force was about as good as it got.

    #6 3 years ago
  7. Maximum Payne

    @3 Conviction have better cover mechanic.

    #7 3 years ago
  8. YoungZer0

    @4: The game was missing a lot. I think its biggest problem were the length and the repetitive gameplay, the should’ve tried more variety. More weapons, more enemies, maybe try to bring in some unrealistic stuff from the comic into it. Could’ve been more interesting if you could jump or slide, similar to Wet. Kind of liked the writing and the voiceacting, i think the guy who did the voice for Wesley would be perfect for Spider-Man.

    @7: Naw, i think we gotta disagree on that. It might allow you to jump from cover to cover from a longer distance, but the shooting and blind-firing doesn’t get any better than in Wanted. IMO of course. The new Ghost Recon might have a better Cover-System, from what i’ve seen so far. Especially the idea that when someone fires on you, the cam gets all shaky.

    #8 3 years ago
  9. The_Red

    I want more Strider right now. The Sega genesis version deserves a great and successful new game (Not the PSone version that most people ignored… sadly).

    #9 3 years ago
  10. GwynbleiddiuM

    Balls, balls… BAAAALLLS!!!

    #10 3 years ago
  11. Gheritt White

    I actually really, *really* liked GRIN’s games. Wanted: Weapons of Fate and Bionic Commando 3D are two of my favourite games this gen, no kidding.

    #11 3 years ago

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