Below we've embedded four videos from YouTube: The arcade version of Strider, Strider on the NES, Strider 2 on the Playstation and the first-ever footage of 2014's Strider, which is being developed for current and next-gen hardware. Personally, I never got into strider. I've enjoyed fighting as Strider Hiryu in Capcom's fighting games over the years, but I never embarked on one of the series side-scrolling adventures. However, after taking a look at the game's origin and then taking a peek at where it looks to be headed, it's great to see the Strider series sticking to its roots. The game looks fun and the backdrops are gorgeous, especially when the camera pulls out to reveal the scope of the environments. While I'm sure more about the project will be shared between now and when the game launches, for now here's hoping it's everything fans want out of a new Strider game when it's released next year.
Strider for Arcade. Released in 1989.
Strider for the Nintendo Entertainment System. Released in 1989.
Strider for the Playstation. Released in 2000.
The first footage of 2014's Strider. The game will be released on PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox 360 and Windows PC through Steam.
A love child born of 80's horror films, the 90's arcade scene, and today's underground pop culture; Matt resides in sunny/smoggy L.A., where he's been since graduating from Columbia College Chicago, with a degree in film, audio, and creative writing. When he's not producing content for Thirty & Nerdy, Matt enjoys traveling and adventuring with his fiancé Gina and their dog, Data!