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Double Dragon II 3D remake headed for XBLA

A modern remake of the classic Double Dragon II: The Revenge has been announced for XBLA. Titled Double Dragon II: Wander of the Dragons, it’s based on the game's original 1988 arcade incarnation, not the tweaked NES version. Barunson Interactive is handling the development and plans to release the game this September for 1,200 Microsoft points ($15).

The game follows Billy and Jimmy Lee on their quest to avenge the death of Billy's girlfriend using, but there a few differences this time around. The most notable change is the updated art style (which might put off some Double Dragon fans), along with a new combo system, and at least one new character — Billy's (dead) girlfriend Marian is a playable female character who stars in the game's new tutorial mode — plus the ability to attack enemies in a diagonal direction. There hasn't been any word if the remake will include online multiplayer or if it will be local play only, which is surprising in a game so suitable for co-op.

The first Double Dragon was once available for XBLA, but since its release it has been removed from the service. So in case you forgot what Double Dragon II used to look like, here's a sample:

Jul 27, 2011

Source: Co-Optimus

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5 comments

  • NightCrawler_358 - July 28, 2011 2:07 p.m.

    Looks like a big pile o' garbage! At first I was sad to see it was not coming to PSN but then I watched the gameplay... yikes. Honestly, I've always loved Double Dragon II: The Revenge on the NES, its just so much fun. I'm surprised you guys didn't inlcude the commercial for the NES version in the article, it's hilarious.
  • nai1210 - July 28, 2011 8:11 a.m.

    Wow that look's awful,think i'll stick with the xbla release's of Scott Pilgrim V's the World and Final Fight thank you very much..
  • garnsr - July 28, 2011 3:24 a.m.

    I asked my mom for Dragon Warrior 2, and she came back with Double Dragon 2. Dragon Warrior 2 was pretty impossible to find, so I swapped Double Dragon 2 for Mega Man 3. All of these were good games, which I played at some point in my life, but I always regretted not getting DW 2. DD 2 was better than the first, and the third, but I'm not sure I want a beat 'em up remake nowadays.
  • onetimebuster - July 28, 2011 1:24 a.m.

    I will stick with streets of rage 2.
  • chrisat928 - July 28, 2011 1:14 a.m.

    Shit shit shit shit shit shit shit shit shit shit shit shit shit shit, looks like shit. Plays like shit. Basically, it's shit.

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