Double Dragon Gaiden: Rise of the Dragons
Image via Double Dragon Gaiden: Rise of the Dragons Steam page.

Double Dragon Gaiden Announced for Summer 2023

Modus Games revealed a new entry in the Double Dragon franchise under the name of Double Dragon Gaiden: Rise of the Dragons. It will be the first new game in the series after the release of Double Dragon IV back in 2017. Moreover, it will be coming to most current consoles with couch co-op available.

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Take a look at the first teaser of Double Dragon Gaiden: Rise of the Dragons here below.

This game will follow the twins Billy and Jimmy Lee in 199X as they fight to take back New York City from the gangs after a nuclear war. It will have a roster of 13 playable characters, including the iconic Marian and newcomer Uncle Matin, each with their own moveset. According to the game’s Steam page, it will support local co-op and remote play, but we don’t see any mention of an online multiplayer option yet.

As for the gameplay, it will be a beat ’em up like other games in the franchise, but will include “roguelite elements” according to the game’s official site. You will be able to choose the mission order, and this in turn will define the length, number of enemies, and difficulty of your playthrough.

Among some of the new mechanics, it will introduce a new tag team playstyle which will let players quickly change characters to get out of danger or complete a combo. There will also be an in-game shop to unlock characters, tips, and more via tokens earned on each playing session.

Double Dragon Gaiden: Rise of the Dragons is planned for a Summer 2023 release. It will be coming to PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X and Switch.

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Frank is a staff writer and tokusatsu fan from Colombia. The first game he remembers ever playing is PS1’s 102 Dalmatians. His favorite franchises are Persona/SMT, Harvest Moon, and Final Fantasy. When he's not writing, you'll find him building gunplas, reading manga, or furnishing his house in Eorzea.