Capcom and Double Helix Games will release Strider digitally for the Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3 and PC on February 19 for $15.
In this reboot of the influential series, players will once again take control of Strider Hiryu, a ninja assassin tasked to take out the game’s main villain, Grandmaster Meio. The downloadable sidescroller will take place in Kazakh City, a fictional Russian metropolis on a dystopian futuristic Earth. You will be allowed to explore the city, unlocking new weapons and abilities as you battle cybernetic soldiers and massive bio-mechanical creatures.
The other news from today’s announcement is the addition of two new Challenge Modes which have been added to the core Story Mode included in Strider. Beacon Run offers a “speed run” race style mode that gives players a white-knuckled experience, challenging them to hit consecutive checkpoints while slicing through enemies, in the shortest amount of time. Survival Mode tests player’s combat skills with a variety of different item and ability load outs, as waves of progressively difficult and diverse enemies converge on Strider Hiryu. Both modes feature leaderboards, as does the main campaign.
Furthermore, players can unlock new sets of costumes by uncovering the vestiges of Striders fallen in battle against Grand Master Meio’s evil empire. Unlock all costumes to have access to a full array of customization options, allowing players to create their own unique and playable Strider character.