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Double Dragon: Neon Lights Up Summer With Retro Brawling

If you haven't heard of Double Dragon, someone will be along shortly to revoke your gamer card. You don't qualilfy.

Today, Majesco Entertainment has announced that Double Dragon: Neon will hit the PlayStation Network and Xbox Live Arcade this summer. Dubbed a "full-scale digital game," it's in development at WayForward (BloodRayne: Betrayal) and it's destined to "put a signature spin on on the father of all brawlers."

In keeping with the over-the-top spirit with the iconic series, fans can expect "bodacious characters, gnarly combat, and a retro aesthetic." Yeah, lots of 80s terms in there; just the way it should be. And remember, this is not a remake; the designers are doing a lot more than giving it a "graphical facelift." Said WayForward director Sean Velasco:

"Double Dragon: Neon is far from a standard retro remake. It’s WayForward’s love letter to the decade that spawned the franchise - the music, the style, and culture of the 80’s pulse through the nucleus of Double Dragon: Neon. But don’t think this is a simple graphical facelift; with our innovative ‘mix tape’ level up system and power-up high-fives, we pushed it to the limit!"

Double Dragon: Neon takes place in a "hyper-saturated omniverse" where they must eventually take down Skullmageddon. If you need some help, feel free to take advantage of the drop-in, drop-out online "Bro-Op." For more info, visit the game's official website.

One last thing- I don't care how it turns out; I'm getting it. It's Double Dragon. It's going on my machine.

Related Game(s): Double Dragon: Neon

Tags: double dragon, double dragon neon, double dragon psn, double dragon ps3

4/5/2012 10:17:35 AM Ben Dutka

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Comments (10 posts)

Temjin001
Thursday, April 05, 2012 @ 10:33:52 AM
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D1P for me. No, really, it is. Also, no one gives Super Double Dragon enough credit (from left field I know). I am dead series when I say this but it is to this day the best sidescrolling brawler I've ever played. It had gameplay depth that went far beyond the norm for the time. I'd absolutely love to see that game remade.

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cLoudou
Thursday, April 05, 2012 @ 11:13:12 AM
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Oh hell yeah! Next Battletoads, please.

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CrusaderForever
Thursday, April 05, 2012 @ 11:14:11 AM
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Awesome! Please be like Super Double Dragon, one of the best brawlers ever created. The whole grab technique catapulted Double Dragon to the classic status! The game is fun, pure fun! Makes me want to play the SNES version again. I will buy this D1!

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playaplus
Thursday, April 05, 2012 @ 12:46:12 PM
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yes! yes! yes!

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Dukemz_UK
Thursday, April 05, 2012 @ 1:35:46 PM
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Billy n' Jimmy!

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slugga_status
Thursday, April 05, 2012 @ 1:39:20 PM
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Wow..still got the original on NES..loved Double Dragon and Battle Toads..I even remember playing the Double Dragon & Battletoads game..Needless to say I'll be ready for this.

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CH1N00K
Thursday, April 05, 2012 @ 2:31:26 PM
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I'm torn....Growing up in the eighties I loved playing Double Dragon, but I hated Neon.....

I'm pretty certain though that this game will find it's way into my collection. I've been waiting for a solid Double Dragon since...well since neon wasn't cool anymore!

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shadowscorpio
Friday, April 06, 2012 @ 12:48:21 AM
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Wow . Its been too long. Excited. This is a game where you invited your friend over and made sure they brought their controller.

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sunspider13
Friday, April 06, 2012 @ 3:28:47 PM
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I remember putting A LOT of quarters into Double Dragon. Can't wait for this to come out.

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fatelementality
Friday, April 06, 2012 @ 4:27:35 PM
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Now if someone could do Final Fight some justice.

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