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Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Double Dragon
Arc System Works has announced that they will be releasing Double Dragon IV for PC and PS4. The beat ‘em up will be a download-only entry with retro-style graphics, combos, and support for up to two players offline. Brawler fans can download it on January 29 on PSN and January 31 on Steam, and can look forward to Billy and Jimmy Lee returning to the mean streets, only this time in Japan. The game was developed by members of the original development team, including original planner Yoshihisa Kishimoto, designer Koji Ogata, and composer Kazunaka Yamane.
After cleaning up the consoles’ mean streets, Billy and Jimmy Lee have taken their brand of suplex-heavy justice to the PC with the release of Double Dragon: Neon. The beat ‘em up, now on Steam for $9.99, features the same high-fiving, side-scrolling action as its console predecessor, with the brothers bashing through the Shadow Warriors gang to face off against its leader Skullmageddon for the fate of Marian. In addition to the multitude of kicks and punches at their disposal, the duo now has the ability to evade as well as pump each other up, share health, and resuscitate one another by high-fiving. Cassette tapes can also be collected and stacked for access to special abilities.
Billy and Jimmy are back on the streets today with Majesco and WayForward’s new beat ’em up, Double Dragon: Neon. The download-only brawler, available on Live Arcade and PSN, tasks players with once again saving Marian from a rough-and-tumble street gang, the Skullmageddeon. Abobo and other nefarious series villains return to get kneed, punched, and kicked as they witness to some of the most vicious high-fives in gaming.
Aksys Games’ iOS beat’em up Double Dragon has received a free update today. The Brizo Interactive-developed port is now compatible with pre-4.0 versions of iOS and features improved CPU and memory consumption, revised in-game text, optional transparency effect for the control panel, and an expanded hit box for the whip.