Double Dragon returns this summer with a new co-op brawl

The streets are about to get a lot clearer: Double Dragon He’s coming back. Publisher Modus Games has announced the revival of the classic side-scrolling beat-em-up franchise, with development studio Secret Base. The new address is called Double Dragon Gaiden: Rise of the Dragon, and is launching on a wide range of platforms: PC, Nintendo Switch, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, PS4, and PS5. It is expected to be released this summer.

Before we get into how it works, it’s important to note Dragon Rise It has the premise of the perfect cadence:

New York City in 1999: destroyed by nuclear war. Its citizens struggle to survive as the streets are inundated with riots, crime and chaos. Criminal gangs terrorize what remains as they vie for dominance. Not willing to put up with these conditions any longer, young Billy and Jimmy Lee take it upon themselves to take back their town.

As for the game itself, it has classic pixel art with somewhat chibi characters, but it also looks like the action itself will be updated when it comes to the structure. The game is described as a “cooperative beat’em up” that incorporates “roguelite elements”. Here’s how it works:

Endless gameplay possibilities are made a reality with the game’s dynamic mission selection function: the order in which you choose your mission will affect mission length, number of enemies, and overall difficulty. Players choose between missions set within city sectors, pursuing the leaders of four deadly gangs through unique stages filled with melee weapons, dangerously loyal members and diverse environments perfect for all-out battles.

There are also a whopping 13 characters to play with, including a host of new fighters alongside series icons Billy and Jimmy Lee. The game will launch with local co-op play, and the internet will come as part of a post-release update.

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