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?

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5 comments :

  1. I really want this to be good, but it looks kind of clunky. I believe it's still really early in development, so there's tons of time for refinement.

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  2. Yeah, the trailer makes me question the game's speed/pace, but I'm really, REALLY hopeful here as I would love to see this do well and hopefully we can see more done with Double Dragon in general.

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  3. I had Double Dragon (1 & 2 I think) and Renegade on the NES and those were some great brawler times. I guess I don't have a console for this one, but it does look interesting.

    I like the look, but agree that the demo seems a bit slow and clunky. Here's to hoping that is fixed and the game does well.

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  4. Haha, Renegade - that was good too. I played Double Dragon 2 sooooo many times.

    So, who recalls River City Ransom? Reason I ask is a) I loved the old NES game and b) there was an appearance by Billy and Jimmy from Double Dragon (sort of) - and was probably one of the earliest 'crossovers' I can recall in a video game (the other one that springs to mind is Karnov as the first level boss in Bad Dudes).

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  5. After looking at some videos of DD1/2 it's coming back to me a bit. DD2 was definitely better.

    I remember RcR by name as I probably played it a few times at a friends house. Don't remember many details though. I didn't know about the cameo's either.

    That's funny you mention Karnov, I was thinking about it just a few days ago. Something along the lines of thinking how weird it and Kidd Niki was. I had no idea he was in Bad Dudes.

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