Strider’s Triumphant Return Set For February 18th

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We have been (or at least I have been) waiting ages for Capcom to finally revisit the Strider franchise, but thankfully the wait is almost over. According to Capcom, the wait will officially end on February 18th when Double Helix’s newfangled Strider dashes, flips and slices onto PSN for PS3 and PS4. Versions for Steam, Xbox 360 and Xbox One will roll out the next day, February 19th. All versions will sell for $14.99.

New details have also emerged about two challenge modes the game will offer in addition to its main story campaign. Speed run assassins are sure to get a thrill out of Beacon Run, a mode that will challenge players to slice through enemies while attempting to clear checkpoints as quickly as possible. And, of course, there will be a Survival Mode, in which players will have to fend off increasingly difficult waves of enemies using different items and abilities.

Both Challenge Modes will be tied into global online leaderboards, which will also track scores and completion times from the story mode. Bolstering the replay factor even further, the game will offer unlockable costumes, as well as a fairly robust menu of customization options for altering Strider Hiryu’s hair, mask, armor, shoes and so on, as can be seen in the screenshot below.

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