Battletoads & Double Dragon: The Ultimate Team was an unlikely crossover between characters developed by Rare and Technos respectively, brought together under the one roof by TradeWest. Plays more like the former than the latter, but without the ballbusting difficulty associated with other Battletoads efforts.
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WayForward Technologies, creator of Shantae and developer of many great 2D titles of recent years including A Boy and His Blob (Wii) and Contra 4 (NDS), is partnering with Majesco to bring us Double Dragon: Neon.
The high-definition 2D update of the classic side-scrolling brawler is an 80’s style reboot featuring a familiar mix of martial arts and weapon-based combat. “The gameplay is the same brand of 2D side-scrolling popularized by the original game several decades ago, albeit with even more of a wild, 80s flair” says IGN.
Players will reprise their roles as Billy and Jimmy Lee to fight the villainous Skullmageddon and rescue love-interest Marian.
Double Dragon: Neon is scheduled for a July release on both PlayStation Network and Xbox Live Arcade.
Video games and comics share similar audience demographics, so it was only a matter of time after the meteoric rise of the games industry that popular games found their way onto the colourful pages of the comic book.
There are many comic books based on video game series – far more than I had anticipated when this feature was conceived – but we’re going to look at them all over time.
First up is Marvel’s 1991 six issue miniseries Double Dragon. Read the rest of this entry »
i-Mockey’s love letter to the NES era, Abobo’s Big Adventure is now available to play online.
The game puts you in the shoes of the infamous Double Dragon boss through eight levels packed with NES goodness. All for free…though you’ll get access to an extra mini-game if you donate.
Double Dragon II: The Revenge is getting the remake treatment this year courtesy of Korean developer Barunson Interactive. The remake, entitled Wander of the Dragons will be fully 3D and based on the arcade version of DDII, not the superior NES version. Sounds like the same mistake Ubisoft made with Turtles in Time.
The trailer doesn’t exactly fill me with hope for this being good – in fact, it kind of made me want to projectile vomit. The game will set you back 1200 Microsoft Points when it arrives later in the year.