It’s been over a decade since the last Strider game came out on the PS1 (and Arcades). Since then Strider Hiryu stuck to the shadows, showing up here and there in the Marvel vs. Capcom fighting games. But now Strider’s back in an all new game. Now he’s got more moves at his disposal, and the stages, at least this one, are much longer than its predecessor. And as you’ll see in near the end of the demo, the Ouroboros from Strider 2 also makes a return, and this time puts up a better fight than it did in the previous game.
Not sure whether to call this a good thing or a bad thing. While the hype took over our senses, we missed another logo at the end of the trailer that accompanied Rare Ltd. and Microsoft Studios, Double Helix. Who’s Double Helix? Well, they’re the the culmination of Foundation 9, The Collective, and Shiny Entertainment, the latter of which are known for their work on Earthworm Jim. While being involved with Shiny Entertainment might be a good thing, their track record lacks fighting games and is less than stellar.