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Arcade classic 'Strider' is getting a next-gen reboot in 2014

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At San Diego Comic Con, Capcom announced that an arcade and Sega Genesis classic is getting a reboot, with a new Strider game due to launch next year. The title looks to follow in the footsteps of other Capcom titles like Bionic Commando Rearmed and DuckTales Remastered, retaining the original game's 2D gameplay but adding in modern 3D graphics — however, unlike those games, Strider will be an entirely new experience and not a remake. Like in the original, the new Strider will be a side scrolling action game set in a dystopian future, with a focus on combat and high flying acrobatics. This time around players will be exploring a sprawling city while unlocking new abilities in order to access new areas in what sounds like a Metroid-style structure.

Strider is being developed by Double Helix Games — the same studio behind the upcoming Killer Instinct reboot for Xbox One, and whose previous experience largely includes licensed games based on franchises like Battleship and GI Joe. The downloadable game is due to launch in early 2014 for a wide range of platforms, including the Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS4, PS3, and PC. You can check out a lengthy gameplay trailer below.