Double Dragon is an iconic beat’em up series. Would remaking it pixel for pixel evoke nostalgia for a replay? Would rebooting it piss off fans of the original? WayForward avoids the answers to those questions by re-imagining it by both catering to fans of the old games and creating something new with the existing characters in a refreshing, yet retro way.
Midnight City, has announced that Double Dragon: Neon is now available for Windows PC via Steam, listed at a tasty $9.99.
As of now, you can beat down goons with twins Billy and Jimmy in Double Dragon: Neon, as WayForward brings this classic franchise into the 21st century with all of the hyper-saturated gloss from the ’80s.
Now you can go download Double Dragon: Neon’s soundtrack, heavily inspired by the wailing guitars, manly falsetto, and general epic-ness (as tight as a pair of black leather pants!) from the electric ‘80s. It’s truly, truly outrageous, and you can download it now – for free! – at DoubleDragonNeon.com, the official place for all things Billy and Jimmy!
Majesco Entertainment, announced today its highly anticipated side-scrolling beat ’em up, Double Dragon: Neon, is available now on PlayStation®Network and Xbox LIVE®Arcade for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft.
Billy and Jimmy are back in action and more radical than ever, as they return to the streets to save their shared love interest Marian from a new foe, Skullmageddeon. Players pair up with their pals for local “bro-op” play, all while kneeing, punching, and high-fiving their way through new hyper-saturated worlds designed to take players from the mean streets to robo-riddled outer space. Billy and Jimmy aren’t alone, as long-standing foes Williams, Linda, and even the brick-busting Abobo try and stop them. Through the powers of magical mix-tapes (and the occasional high-five), our Sōsetsuken fighting-style masters are well equipped to crush any street scum in their path.
The classic 1987 original rocked the faces off gamers in arcades across the world. Now renowned developer WayForward applies its retro gaming prowess to bring this classic franchise to the 21st century while celebrating its beat ‘em up roots. Double Dragon Neon’s gameplay is coupled with a radical new art direction pulled directly from the 1980s, in an acid-washed, electrical, over-the-top celebration of that decade’s aesthetics. Rarely has a franchise been so inspired by this historical period in gaming.
Double Dragon Neon is now available on PlayStation Network for $9.99 and on Xbox LIVE Arcade for Xbox 360 for 800 Microsoft Points. As an added bonus, Playstation Plus members can get Double Dragon Neon for FREE now thru January.
Straight outta Seattle at PAX Prime 2012 comes this new gameplay video:
Since announcing the fresh new hotness that is Double Dragon: Neon, fans have been tapping their toes waiting for an official release date for the most radical game of 2012 (and 1987, because Double Dragon: Neon is so awesome it rocks across time and space). Finally, we can let the cat out of the bag – Double Dragon: Neon will be coming to PlayStation Network on September 11 for $9.99 and to the Xbox LIVE Arcade for the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft on September 12 for 800 Microsoft points.
Majesco Entertainment Company, an innovative provider of video games for the mass market, announced today that Double Dragon: Neon will be released as a full-scale digital game on Xbox LIVE® Arcade for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PlayStation®Network this summer. Majesco Entertainment has once again partnered with WayForward, the award-winning team known for bringing franchise favorites including BloodRayne: Betrayal back to audiences in exciting new ways, and is thrilled for the fan-favorite developer to put its signature spin on the father of all brawlers: Double Dragon! Double Dragon: Neon isn’t a shoddy sequel – it’s a face-melting 80’s tour de force! Featuring bodacious characters, gnarly combat, and a retro aesthetic, it’s pure over-the-top baditude…to the max!
“Double Dragon: Neon is far from a standard retro remake,” said Sean Velasco, Director, WayForward. “It’s WayForward’s love letter to the decade that spawned the franchise – the music, the style, and culture of the 80’s pulse through the nucleus of Double Dragon: Neon. But don’t think this is a simple graphical facelift; with our innovative ‘mix tape’ level up system and power-up high-fives, we pushed it to the limit!”
Known for the beautiful aesthetics and renowned gameplay of A Boy and his Blob, Contra 4, Batman: The Brave and the Bold, and BloodRayne: Betrayal, WayForward is applying its focused attention to detail on Double Dragon: Neon. Taking place in a hyper-saturated omniverse, players beat up baddies across earth and beyond against the Black Dragon Clan’s most nefarious leader yet– the supernatural scourge Skullmageddon. You could go it alone, but why wouldn’t you want to grab a buddy and take your game to the next level with drop-in, drop-out online ‘Bro-Op’?!
Gamers will get a tempting glimpse of this fresh take on Double Dragon this week at PAX East where Double Dragon: Neon will be debuting a playable demo at the Reverb Booth (808). Double Dragon: Neon on Xbox LIVE Arcade for Xbox 360 and PlayStation®Network is expected to release this summer.