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Killer Instinct coming to retail
5 years ago

Killer Instinct coming to retail

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Get ready to break some combos: the Xbox One exclusive fighting game Killer Instinct is getting a retail release. Killer Instinct: Combo Breaker Pack comes loaded with content from Season One, …
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Killer Instinct gets new developer, Fulgore unleashed April 9
5 years ago

Killer Instinct gets new developer, Fulgore unleashed April 9

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Polygon has revealed that following its acquisition by Amazon, studio Double Helix has been replaced by experienced fighting game dev Iron Galaxy for all future Killer Instinct updates. Iron Galaxy CEO …
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Strider review (XBLA)
5 years ago

Strider review (XBLA)

Strider was developed by Double Helix Games and published by Capcom. It was released on February 19, 2014 on Xbox Live Arcade and Xbox One for $14.99. An Xbox 360 copy was provided for review purposes.

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Strider has had a long history in gaming, despite not having too many games. First arriving in arcades in 1989, Strider‘s fast-paced ninja gameplay spawned an NES port and numerous knock-offs. Despite being well-received, the game didn’t get a true sequel until 1999’s Strider II. Outside of being a playable fighter in the Marvel vs. Capcom series, protagonist Strider Hiryu hasn’t been in a game for over 10 years.

Now the franchise has finally been awoken from its slumber with Strider, a reboot that re-tells the original game’s story. Taking place in the year 2048, the game opens with an organization of high-tech ninjas known as Striders sending their best agent, Hiryu, on a deadly mission. Armed with his deadly plasma Cypher and loads of ninja skills, Hiryu is tasked with assassinating the the city of Kazahk’s evil dictator, Grandmaster Meio. The adventure is great at delivering fast-paced action, at least when there aren’t too many speed bumps in the way.

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Strider coming to Xbox One and XBLA on February 19
5 years ago

Strider coming to Xbox One and XBLA on February 19

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Capcom has announced that Strider, a reboot of the side-scrolling action title originally released on the NES in 1989, will be available on February 19 on both Xbox One …
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Capcom’s Strider lands on Xbox 360, Xbox One early 2014
6 years ago

Capcom’s Strider lands on Xbox 360, Xbox One early 2014

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Capcom took a brief moment today during San Diego Comic Con to blow a few minds and announce a new Strider game headed to current and next-gen consoles early next year.

The techno ninja who first made his debut more than twenty years ago is getting a 2.5D graphical overhaul, some slick new toys and a seamlessly connected environment through which he’ll hack, slash, flip and generally just go about being a ninja. The revival has a distinct Shadow Complex vibe, and is being helmed by none other than Double Helix Games, the studio currently developing the long-awaited Killer Instinct remake.

Though information released indicates the title will be developed for all the usual suspects, including Xbox One and Xbox 360, there’s no official word yet as to whether or not Strider will hoist the orange banner of Arcade as previously rumored. Considering the release window falls well into the next generation of hardware, it could be that Xbox Live Arcade will have already been phased out, as we learned earlier this year.

In any case, look for Strider to bring a little more ninja to your X-marked console of choice. You can check out the official announcement trailer after the jump, and if you’re still hungry for more, kick back and take in seven minutes of gameplay footage immediately following.

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Killer Instinct connects you with Kinect
6 years ago

Killer Instinct connects you with Kinect

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The annual Evo Championship Series brings together the best of the best in the fighting game world. As such, the allure of so many dedicated practitioners of virtual fisticuffs …
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The Double Helix drive behind Killer Instinct
6 years ago

The Double Helix drive behind Killer Instinct

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When news that the dormant, beloved Killer Instinct brand would once again see the light of day during Microsoft’s E3 press conference, there was a moment of not-so-surprising satisfaction. …
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Why Killer Instinct’s Pricing Model Could Save the Game
6 years ago

Why Killer Instinct’s Pricing Model Could Save the Game

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I’m terrible at fighting games, but it’s hard to deny the brilliance of Killer Instinct with many of my colleagues and friends already swept away in the hype. XBLA Fans …
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