Strider Trailer Shows Off The Game’s Fast-Paced Action

By Ishaan . July 18, 2013 . 4:40pm

A new Strider game is in development for PC, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, Capcom announced at a Comic-Con panel today. Here’s a trailer for the game:



Strider will take place in a large, interconnected environment, similar to the side-scrolling Metroid games. The setting of the game is the metropolis of Kazakh City, which is a mix of ornate Russian architecture with futuristic high-rises and pipework.


Strider will be able to perform mid-air flips, use his “Cypher” plasma sword, Kunai for surprise attacks, and his sickle to climb to higher ground. Along the way, he’ll also pick up new abilities and these will allow you to access more and more areas in the world.


Here’s a story summary for Strider:


The year is 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.


Strider is in development at Double Helix in cooperation with Capcom, and will be released in early 2014 for PC, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

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  • MoriyaMug

    Here’s hoping it has more depth than previous games in the series. If it resembles something more akin to Shadow Complex, I’ll be pleased.

    • loempiavreter

      Shadow Complex is hardly anything but complex. Strider games not having enough depth? That is if depth means stretched out gameplay value, where you wandering grinding your lvl for ability and doing nothing to increase gameplay value. What Strider had was boss fight after boss fighter introducing new patterns ever 10 minutes. Nes Strider had the metroidvania layout.. .but it’s my least favourite strider game. Strider game needs to be fast paced.

      • MoriyaMug

        That’s the fun thing about life: people have different tastes. NES Strider’s layout wasn’t Metroidvania; it had re-visitable stages. And the layout was hardly the greatest of that game’s issues. My point was that I was looking for something more than your very basic (but still solid) arcade-centric design of the first two games. I don’t dislike either game, but I’d like to see something more done with the game.

        I’m not asking you or anyone else to agree with me; I do not, in point of fact, actually care either way.

    • BlueTree

      I can respect that a Super Metroid style game has its appeal, but that’s also with the knowledge that the previous Strider games are reasonably deep action/platformer games that require pattern recognition/memorization with twitch reflex skills. Most people think Strider 2 isn’t hard because it’s very easy to forget that Strider 2 is an arcade port that gives unlimited continues and most people gloss over the fact that clearing a game doesn’t prevent you from having a shitty E-Rank by Strider 2’s end. Capcom didn’t force players of the console version to only experience part of the game if they weren’t up to the task, but it became very easy for people to stop using their brains and interpret this as “The game is too easy.”

      I think this game looks lacking, but I don’t think it’s because it doesn’t adhere to some old arcade game’s design. I just think I expect better than a Super Metroid game with a Strider Skin.

  • AverageGamers

    Definitely getting this game (and so glad they still release it for Xbox360). Strider is always my favorite character in the MvC, and this game will bring nostalgia blast to his past solo game

  • trailer looks alright but i refuse to get excited for anything double helix, let’s see how this plays out

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  • KingGunblader

    It looks really good. Given that DH are also working on Killer Instinct, I think we should give them a chance. This could be the year things turn around for them.

    • Solomon_Kano

      Indeed. Their track record is atrocious, but this could finally be the tipping point.

      • colorblindnightmare

        And straight to the point. Thank you

    • JustThisOne

      I don’t know how to feel. I’m willing to give them a chance, because I’ve been waiting for a Strider game for so long. But I’m just really scared. ;__;

      On the bright side, I’ve just done some desperate googling, and some interviews with DH regarding KI say that they’ve done a lot of hiring in the recent years. So whatever it was that tripped them up so badly in the previous games may be overcome this time with fresh faces.

  • Daaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaamn. I’m ultra hype now. From the trailer, it looks like this was worth the wait. Hope they’ll deliver.

  • AaqibRawat

    i wonder how grins canned strider game would have looked?
    this looks strange i shall wait for more trailers.

    why dont capcom devolop this in house? they are so strange .

    hope this does not turn out like the nasty konami sparkster / rocket knight reboot ergh .

    • Cerzel

      Well, these are the same devs who gave us Front Mission Evolved, which starred zombie mechs…

  • Solomon_Kano

    Cutting edge abilities lol.

  • りんごタルト@エスカのアトリエ

    Dat classic arcade feel.

  • Arcm

    please be retail

  • Learii

    I wait for the game of the year edition o something since is capcom

  • SirRichard

    That’s a surprising reveal, and while it looks fine through the lens of dramatic cuts and action shots, the developer of choice has me very worried indeed. Guess we’ll have to wait and see.

  • Luis Camargo


    Heroes never die….

    Expect for Megaman. Capcom Management killed Megaman


  • Namuro

    Didn’t CAPCOM blame outsourcing their games, for their recent loss and decline in game quality? I thought they were going to go back to the root and start focusing on in-house development again.

    It’d seem as if CAPCOM has lost faith and confidence in itself to make decent games, that they just keep giving away their franchises to other people…

    Still, it’s nice to see Strider making a comeback!

  • JoJo_649

    A Vita version would be great, but not holding my breath :(

  • They couldn’t even use of the original epic Strider stage 1 theme? What a missed opportunity to try to generate some GET HYPE.

  • Now don’t get me wrong, the game looks pretty awesome at points, but not a a Strider game, imo. Sorry, but I do usually have a problem with western developers working
    on Japanese games. They just cannot get that classic Japanese video game
    feel. There are some developers who can make exceptions to that rule
    at least when it comes to making a good game that stays true enough to series roots (Retro, but I think they worked out better on DKCR than MP, which was really a western game to begin with. I think Wayforward has actually become the most legitimate exception to the rule lately), but it doesn’t seem like Double Helix is one of them. Classic Japanese games no longer made by Japanese. I just want that true, distinctive, classic, 90s arcade style capcom atmosphere to return…. not close just to it, but at 100% levels.

    At this point I wouldn’t be surprised if we’d get a new BoF being done by some random western indie developer…

    • AndyLC

      It’s like eating a california roll

  • Crevox

    I feel like the majority of people complaining about Double Helix simply heard about how “bad they are” from other people and are just going with it.

  • midgard229

    ugggggh it looks like an arcade game that better not be 60$, more like 30

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  • colorblindnightmare

    Truthfully,Double helix is at a strong disadvantage strictly from their track record. HOWEVER. I will give them a chance to prove me wrong. No intrest in Killer Instinct though.

  • Gideon de Groodt

    The moment that mid-boss looking thing came along and Hiryu said:

    “Nothing can stop me.”

    I saw him getting hit left and right by the boss and just thought:

    “Yes he can.”

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