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

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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.

Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.