Monday, April 16, 2012

Double Dragon: Neon - screens and thoughts

So as a kid?  Huuuuge fan of all things Double Dragon.  Probably one of the first arcade games I played and actually beat - no easy feat when you're playing cabinets meant to eat your quarters as quickly as possible.  Now there has been an announcement that Double Dragon Neon will be coming out later this year.


I had Double Dragon 1, 2 & 3 on the NES and while 1 was a bit of a disappointment when compared to the arcade game, I still played through it... wow, a lot of times.  And that does not even touch how many times I beat up on Double Dragon 2.  Double Dragon 3?  Eh, it was not bad I guess, but it never felt like a Double Dragon game.


Well, I was fortunate enough to get my hands on Double Dragon's arcade version on the Xbox 360 before it was pulled from circulation.  Good bit of fortune there as I have beaten in a couple of dozen times by now (love the end fight music.  Classic stuff).


So now I find myself really looking forward to Double Dragon: Neon.  I find myself hoping that it goes off really well, and that eventually Double Dragon 2 gets a really nice remix as well.


In the meantime?  This remix of the first game is slated for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 as downloadable titles.


But in the meantime, enjoy the screenshots, video - and most importantly: tell me what you think.  Interested or not?