Releasing a new video and several fresh screenshots
has announced that Strider
, developed by Double Helix Games
in conjunction with Capcom, is now available in North America via PSN (PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3), XBLA (Xbox One, Xbox 360) and Steam (PC). Strider is a side-scrolling action platformer set in the expansive metropolis of Kazakh City, a mix of ornate Russian architecture and hard-edged 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 a truly massive and expansive 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.
You will perform breakneck 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, you can 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.