Capcom announces new Strider game

Arcade classic to be revived in 2014

Capcom announced the return of Strider during the San Diego Comic-Con on Thursday.

Capcom was rumoured to be working on a new Strider game in March, and it has now been confirmed for digital release in 2014 for PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One.

It is being developed by Double Helix, the team behind Killer Instinct.

During Comic-Con panel discussion, Capcom said Strider will feature "an ultra-responsive control system, with incredibly satisfying combat options in every traversal context-standing, running, wall climbing, hanging, aerial and more".

The game will boast a large playing world, in a non-linear environment, allowing players to revisit levels and open up previously inaccessible areas, via upgrades to your system.

The story follows that of "Hiryu, the youngest ever Super A ranked agent of an elite corps known as the Striders. Strider Hiryu receives orders to assassinate Grandmaster Meio, supreme dictator of Earth, who has plunged humanity into a dystopian dark age."

The announcement trailer is below.

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