Strider revival announced at San Diego Comic Con

Friday, 19 July 2013 00:36 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Strider is back, and headed to PC, current and next-gen consoles thanks to Double Helix Games; check out screens, the announcement trailer, and uncut gameplay footage within.

Capcom Senior Producer Andrew Szymanski announced the new game during a panel at San Diego Comic Con. The game is being developed by Double Helix Games, the Californian team behind Killer Instinct, in conjunction with a Japanese team including some of the franchise’s creators.

Development has been focused on creating “an ultra-responsive control system” with combat options in all contexts, including “standing, running, wall climbing, hanging, aerial and more”. You can see this in action in the gameplay footage below, along with the announce trailer and some high-res screens.

Unlike past Strider games, the HD revival boasts an interconnected world with non-linear exploration. Rather than traditional levels, players will be able to return to previously explored areas and take advantage of an upgrade system to access new, previously inaccessible areas.

The dystopian adventure follows the story of Hiryu, the youngest ever “Super A” ranked Strider agent, on his mission to assassinate Grandmaster Meio, supreme dictator of Earth.

The new Strider is coming to PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One via digital distribution in early 2014.

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