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Double Dragon Gaiden announced: Rise of the Dragons, a beat ’em up with roguelite touches

double dragon gaiden announced: rise of the dragons, a beat

Modus Games and the developer Secret Base just announced Double Dragon Gaiden: Rise of the Dragonsthe return of the mythical saga of beat ’em upwhich will arrive on PC, Nintendo Switch, Xbox Series X | S, Xbox One, PS5 and PS4 this summer. offer the classic 90s arcade combat in a cooperative game that will also include elements of roguliteyou can see its first trailer below:

Comes back Double Dragon

In Double Dragon Gaiden: Rise of the Dragons the young billy and jimmy They will have to take back the city of a New York devastated by a nuclear war from the hands of the criminals who terrorize the streets.


we will have until 13 playable charactersas the classics Billy and Jimmy Lee are joined by Marianwho returns as a ranged fighter with Firearmsand the newcomer to matina powerful riot shield.

we will have a way two player cooperativeand we can choose the missions in the order we want, which will affect its duration, the number of enemies and the general difficulty, chasing the leaders of four deadly gangs.


The money we earn in each phase will allow us unlock powerful upgrades for the characters. If your game ends in defeat, you can convert your leftover money into tokens to permanently unlock additional characters and bonuses between sessions, making every battle count. But you can also buy a “Continue” with those tokens to continue fighting against the gangs.


Its launch will only have local cooperative mode, and the online mode reach through an update later this year.

The second youth of the beat ’em up

The first Double Dragon it was launched in 1987and was one of the fathers of the beat ’em up, one of the most successful genres in the late 80s and late 90s, and which fell into decline with the advent of polygonal graphics. Luckily in recent years the genre has experienced a second youth, and we have had several highly celebrated comebacks such as those of Streets of Rage 4 either Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge. We will see if this return is up to the task.