Capcom Announces Strider
Capcom today confirmed that Strider Hiryu will return in Strider, a new title in development for Xbox One, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC. A side-scrolling action platformer, Strider begins in the metropolis of Kazakh City, a mix of ornate Russian architecture and futuristic high-rise buildings with sprawling energy cables and pipework. Players freely explore the city and beyond, gaining new abilities and items which in turn open access to an interconnected game world.
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.
Perform acrobatic jumps and mid-air flips while slicing through enemies with Hiryu’s indestructible ‘Cypher’, a plasma charged weapon that can take on a number of properties. Alternatively, use the climb sickle to gain the high ground, and hit them with a surprise Kunai attack, or call on support allies for some extra muscle when the going gets tough.
Strider is being developed by Double Helix Games in conjunction with Capcom and is scheduled for digital release in early 2014.