Back near my childhood home, there was a pizza place called Salvatore's. Not only did it have some of the best pizza in the city, but it was also home to one of the few remaining arcade machines in the surrounding area. I spent countless quarters on the Strider arcade machine at Sal's, from the early '90s all the way through high school. In all my years of playing, I never beat the game, but I have always had a fondness for Strider. Imagine my disappointment then in finding Capcom's latest refresh to be a rather monotonous retro adventure, albeit with a fresh coat of paint.
Capcom's favorite 8-bit ninja is back now that Strider has officially released.
This week's releases for the PlayStation Store include the long-awaited return of Capcom's top ninja, a pink-haired cave man and a PlayStation 2 classic.
Excited by the new Strider game but don't really have a reference for the character other than his appearances in the Marvel vs. Capcom series? Then this retrospective video is for you!
Capcom has announced when Strider, the wall-running shinobi of Marvel vs. Capcom fame, is going to be finally able to be downloaded in his first solo game to be released in 14 years. Luckily, Strider will be hitting your home consoles a lot sooner than you think.
Move over Ryu Hayabusa, because there's another ninja from the 8-bit glory days poised to blend in a more modern setting. That's right, Strider has returned, and this time he's not starring in another Capcom crossover.
We've always had fond memories of Capcom's Strider, but the character and franchise have been relegated to guest appearances in several games instead of garnering a whole new entry. That changes next year when Strider returns in full high-definition for both Xbox and PlayStation consoles and the PC. We got to spend some time with an early build of Strider at New York Comic Con, and were impressed with the modern take on the classic series.