Double Dragon for Xbox Live Arcade

Classic 2D scrolling beat-'em-up Double Dragon is on its way to Xbox 360's Live Arcade, it has been confirmed.

The scrapper will be making its way to Marketplace in a 12.56MB download but a release date is yet to be confirmed.

Double Dragon, originally released in 1987, was a huge arcade hit and set the template for two-player scrolling beat-'em-ups. It stars Billy and Jimmy Lee, fighting their way through a post apocalyptic New York trying to save Billy's girlfriend from the evil street gang Black Warriors.

It was such a success that it was made into a (truly awful) film in 1994. Fortunately that hasn't tainted the memories of the original game and so it should prove to be a big hit on Live Arcade.

November 29, 2006