granddaddy of side-scrolling brawlers has headed down the
thrift-store, picked out some garish hypercolor threads, and is ready
for another stroll through town, kicking and punching anyone who gets
in his way. Double Dragon Neon, a revival of Technos' 1987 tribute to
fisticuffs and sibling rivalry, will be coming to PSN and XBLA this
summer, publisher Majesco has confirmed (via IGN).
reboots of its contemporaries have chosen to move with the times
(think Metal Gear Solid or Street Fighter), Neon looks to celebrate
its birth in the golden years of Van Halen, Ronald Reagan, ninjas and
skyrocketing urban crimerates. The colors are loud, the snares are
gated, and the inner-city youth are skipping class and packing
switchblades. Developer WayForward Technologies has previously
performed similar don't-call-it-a-reboot duties for franchises
including A Boy and his Blob, Centipede, Bloodrayne and Contra, as well as its
current work on Silent Hill: Book of Memories.
Dragon Neon is headed for XBLA and PSN this July. Smoky, greasy
arcade cabinets and dodgy strangers watching over your shoulder will
cost extra (but should be listed as mandatory). For a taste of what the game'll be striving to live up to, here's our loving remembrance of the Game Music of the Day: Double Dragon. Game music of every day, more like.