Capcom never fails to surprise me! With an exception of few times.
Anyway, at least it did not fail today with the announcement of Strider Hiryu’s return. In a recent announcement, Capcom confirmed a totally new game for the ninja assassin that is slated for a 2014 release both on all home-consoles – including next-gen – and PC.
This forthcoming side-scroller from Capcom is called Strider that will take place in Kazakh city. The Kazakh city is an amalgam of, “ornate Russian architecture and hard-edged futuristic high-rise buildings with sprawling energy cables and pipework.”
Precisely? It will be gigantic & technically advanced!
One of the biggest highlight of this game is that it will stick to its roots in terms of gameplay. There will be a wide motley of combat abilities & weapons at player’s disposal along with traditional quick combat.
A short introduction to the game’s storyline is here:
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.
Definitely sounds promising. Doesn’t it? Or maybe I have missed Strider so much. If I remember correctly, last time I saw Strider was in Marvel vs. Capcom.
Can’t wait to get more updates on this!
In the meanwhile, which things are on your wishlist regarding the upcoming Strider?