Game developer Arc System Works bought the rights to Double Dragon series in 2015, and today the company announced that Double Dragon IV is happening. Better yet, the new game will be released on January 30th, 2017 — in time to honor the 30th anniversary of the original game. Double Dragon IV will be available on PlayStation 4 and Steam.
While it might be hard to work up excitement for a different company’s take on the classic side-scrolling beat ‘em up, there is reason to hold out hope: some of the game’s original developers (like the director, character designer, composer, and programmer) are working on the project, according to Arc System Works. Details are scant right now, though it appears the company will roll out more details in the weeks to come on the official website. It will be the first properly numbered Double Dragon sequel since 1990.