In a new trailer reveal made by Arc System Works, the sequel to the “Double Dragon” game, “Double Dragon IV,” has been confirmed to be released on Jan. 30, 2017. It will be released for the PS4 and PC, which certainly hypes up fans.
According to Game Spot, the trailer shows a long montage that showcases how the original NES game worked, which could point to a possible graphical reboot for the entire series. However, once the new gameplay footage begins, it looks straight up the original NES classic, with its gameplay and sprites staying true to the game.
Certainly, it pleases fans that yearn for the nostalgia of the original. This is especially true to the ones who are getting nostalgia from the rare NES Classic Edition, which includes “Double Dragon II.”
However, the new “Double Dragon IV” game will also include a few new extras. The primary story mode is augmented by a 2P duel mode, Japanese Mode, and a mode that is soon-to-be-revealed. These are all found in the game’s main menu.
According to Gematsu, in its most basic sense, the new upcoming “Double Dragon IV” game shows the same 80’s visual style with new elements. Its main plot follows up after the events that led to the elimination of the Shadow Warriors in “Double Dragon II.”
Also, fans can rest easy with the game’s progression as the staff developing “Double Dragon IV” include the original staff from the original arcade version of the game. This includes producer Takaomi Kaneko, director Yoshihisa Kishimoto, character designer Koji Ogata, composer Kazunaka Yamane, and programmer Kei Oyama.
“Double Dragon IV” will have a retail price of 800 yen, which is approximately $8, for the game’s downloadable version. The ESRB has given the game a T rating while the PEGI rated it as a game suitable for 12-year olds and above.