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 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.