Capcom Unveil Strider For Next-Gen Consoles

July 19, 2013

The ultimate ninja, Strider Hiryu is back!. Capcom have announced Strider which will coming to the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStatio 3, Xbox 360 and PC early next year.

Developed by Double Helix Game, Strider is a intense side-scrolling action platformer which begins in the expansive metropolis of Kazakh City, a mix of ornate Russian architecture and hard-edged futuristic high-rise buildings with sprawling energy cables and pipework.  Players freely explore the city and beyond, gaining new abilities and items which in turn open access to a truly massive and expansive interconnected game world.

Strider will return to the series foots and features the same franchise hallmarks of fluid, lightning quick combat and ground-breaking free-flowing traversal that inspired many of today’s third person action titles. It builds on the roots by endowing the player with a vastly expanded arsenal of moves and weapons to acquire and use, while slicing their way through a massive, interconnected and rich game world.

The game takes place in the year Meio: 048, on an alternate dystopian future of Earth.  The whole planet suffers under the oppressive, iron-fisted rule of the mysterious and omnipotent Grand Master Meio.  An expert in sabotage and assassination, Hiryu is the youngest ever recruit to attain a Special A-Class in the hellish Strider training program, and is the only man capable of achieving the mission to eliminate Grand Master Meio.

With Hiryu’s indestructible ‘Cypher, plasma charged weapon that can take on a number of properties, players can perform breakneck acrobatic jumps and mid-air flips while slicing through enemies. They can also use the climb sickle to gain the high ground, and hit them with a surprise Kunai attack, or call on support companions for some extra muscle when the going gets tough.

There are a vast amount of enemies available ranging from cybernetic soldiers to immense bio-mechanical creatures all guaranteeing uique and engaging combat challenges that will see players quickly utilizing their various weapons, items and skills to gain the upper hand.  The addition of plasma cypher variations and ranged weapons, such as the Kunai, provide further depth to combat.

The official trailer and a lovely 7 minutes of gameplay has also been released. Let us know your thoughts via the comment section below.

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