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Five games were added to the Xbox Live Game Store today, though one of them appeared on both the Xbox 360 and the Xbox One.
The game doing double duty is Capcom’s reboot of Strider. The side-scrolling ninja game is available in both current-gen and next-gen versions, though both carry the same $14.99 price tag.
Also available this week is Earth Defense Force 2025, D3 Publisher’s latest sequel to the cult favorite Earth Defense Force 2017 and Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon. Original developer Sandlot is back for this entry, which brings an online campaign, and a lot of new bugs, to the series. Finally this week, the Xbox 360 adaptation of The Lego Movie and an Xbox One port of Rayman Legends are new to the store.
More details about all of these games can be found after the break. (more…)
Sony has just uploaded another big update for the PlayStation Store and while it doesn’t have something as tantalizing as the TitanFall open beta, it’s still chock full of impressive downloads. But speaking of betas, an open beta for the PS4 edition of Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn was included in today’s update.
As for this week’s new games, current-gen and next-gen gamers will be able to download a rebooted version of Capcom’s beloved side-scroller Strider, which was developed by the now Amazon-owned Double Helix. PS3 and PS4 owners will also get a chance to try out Assassin’s Creed: Freedom Cry, a standalone expansion to Assassin’s Creed IV that doesn’t require players to own its parent game. In addition to Freedom Cry, Ubisoft released a PS4 edition of Rayman Legends.
Finally, the PS2 Classics section is now home to Neo Contra, an odd entry in Konami’s Contra franchise, but one worth checking out all the same.
Strider will be released on February 18 on the PlayStation Store (for PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4) and will come out the next day on the Xbox Live Game Store (Xbox 360, Xbox One) and Steam, Capcom announced today. The game’s price point is $14.99.
That’s not all. Capcom also announced that there will be two new Challenge Modes, which will be in addition to the Story Mode. The first is called Beacon Run, in which the player has to race through a speed run, hitting checkpoints and killing enemies as quickly as possible. The second, Survival Mode, puts the player through rigorous combat, changing up the items and loadouts while upping the difficulty. All modes will have global online leaderboards, taking that arcade feel to a new level.
There will also be unlockable costumes throughout the game, which you can find “by uncovering the vestiges of Striders fallen in battle against Grand Master Meio’s evil empire.” Unlock them all and travel through Kazakh City in style.
Capcom announced today at Comic-Con that they are bringing one of their classic franchises, Strider, back to consoles. The franchise, which hasn’t seen a new entry since Strider 2 released for the original PlayStation in 2000 (unless you count his appearance in Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3, will be released on the PC, PS3, Xbox 360, PS4, and Xbox One in early 2014. This new entry is in development at Double Helix Games, the same company behind Microsoft’s Killer Instinct reboot.
Judging by the trailer, the new Strider appears to retain the classic 2D feel, albeit with a fresh coat of HD paint. Enjoy!
There’s no word on the Xbox Live Arcade version yet, but Moon Diver, the latest sidescrolling action game from Kouchi Yotsui of Strider fame, is coming to the PlayStation Store on March 29. There’s no price announced either, but expect the usual $15 we see for titles like this. For more information on this potentially insane game, as well as trailers and screenshots, be sure to check out our media blowout from last month.