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Rumour: Capcom Developing New Strider Title For Digital Services

Posted by Damien McFerran

Could Strider Hiryu be coming to the Wii U eShop?

Capcom's Strider is one of the seminal arcade titles of the '80s, thanks to its balletic gameplay, amazing visuals and fantastic setting. Given the amazing potential of the premise (who doesn't want to be a futuristic ninja?), it's surprising that Capcom hasn't done more to exploit the character over the years — aside from a PlayStation-based sequel in 1999, Strider has been relegated to cameo appearances in titles like Marvel vs. Capcom and SNK vs. Capcom: Card Fighter's Clash (we'll conveniently ignore US Gold's terrible Strider II for Sega consoles).

However, it would appear that things are about to change. A cover image for a new Strider title has been found on the official Xbox site, but has since been removed. To add more fuel to the fire, a Steam achievement has popped up which features the title character.

Capcom is apparently announcing some new games at the PAX East event this Friday. What are the chances of a new HD Strider being one of them? And could it possibly be coming to the Wii U eShop, as well? Cross those fingers, people.

[via gematsu.com, gonintendo.com]

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User Comments (23)

MAB

#1

MAB said:

Still waiting for all those other ones to be released ;)

Zwante

#5

Zwante said:

OMG. I looove Strider. My absolutely favourite of Capcom games! If this is happening, I am going to write a song about it! It´s a promise!

seronja

#6

seronja said:

could this be true? =O after so many years finnaly a brand new strider game? if true, capcom will recieve respect from so many old school gamers around the world for this! =D

Shiryu

#9

Shiryu said:

Id buy it in a heartbeat! Can you imagine a 3DS version of the original Strider? Or even the second outing?

Dpullam

#11

Dpullam said:

I can't say that I have ever heard of this game. It could be interesting though. I just hope that it comes to Wii U.

SheldonRandoms

#12

SheldonRandoms said:

Strider Hiryu should get another game in his series, I mean just look at him, he's amazing, what else do I really have to say?
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Ryno

#14

Ryno said:

A Day 1 Wii U purchase for me and I don't really care if it was a NES remake, an arcade/Genesis remake, or a brand new title.

SparkOfSpirit

#16

SparkOfSpirit said:

Strider 2 remade for the 3DS with enhanced graphics would be great. The game only had one port to the PS1, a proper remake would be excellent.

AcesHigh

#18

AcesHigh said:

That actually looks like pretty old art. Could just be a port. But I would pay kick-starter cash (read: a sh#$t ton) to have an HD remake of Strider!! As long as it's the arcade version - or if new - it maintains the art style of the arcade! Please, please, please!! LOL!

AcesHigh

#19

AcesHigh said:

@CanisWolfred, I thought UGnG was a'ait. Definitely not the calibur of either Ghouls n' Ghosts or Super Ghouls n' Ghost. But better than nothing!

FluttershyGuy

#20

FluttershyGuy said:

I was hoping for this, as I remember seeing Strider mentioned on that Capcom survey from not long ago.

I've waited for a new Strider since the Strider 1 & 2 pack came out in 2000! Strider has gotten such little respect, they even had the games on the wrong discs (Strider 2 on 1, and vice versa). This was one of the best arcade games of the late 80s (I spent more than a few quarters on it), and I'd love to see the series revived!

Oh, and LOL at bad Genesis boxart "beefcake Strider Hiryu!" LOLWUT?
"All sons of old gods, DIE!!!"

sainrub

#21

sainrub said:

Playing Strider in the arcades for the first time is one of my happiest childhood memories. Was so blown away!

FOURSIDE_BOY

#22

FOURSIDE_BOY said:

YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! totally adored the sega genesis version and loved the ps1 sequel. Capcom, give strider hiryu another chance to shine, he is one your best characters ever!!!!; and in the future also give firebrand a fourth entry in his series, he is by far better than arthur.

Melkaticox

#23

Melkaticox said:

That Sega genesis cover looks so g...campy...
Good news, I guess. As long as it reinvents the franchise.

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