Double Dragon II gets the HD remake treatment

Posted on Jul 27 2011 - 8:22am by Jason Kuang

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Co-optimus broke the news that Technos’ beat ‘em up classic Double Dragon II is receiving a HD remake/re imagining entitled Double Dragon II: Wander of the Dragons, courtesy of Korean developer Barunson Interactive.  When we reached out to Co-optimus, a staff member stated that the crew got the scoop from one of the game’s developers.

A polygonal remake of the original Double Dragon II: The Revenge, Double Dragon II: Wander of the Dragons will keep many of the original game’s traits. It will have co-op play as did the original, although online support hasn’t been confirmed. The story mode will have four lengthy levels, and several bosses. Many of the bosses and characters will carry revamped designs.

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 There are new stages that will keep elements of the old Double Dragon II, but blend them with new ones. For example, Wander of the Dragons will retain a scene with a giant helicopter; however, it will now have quick-time events. Co-optimus also reported that there will be a completely new segment on top of a moving truck.

Versus mode returns, allowing up to four playable characters to duke it out. Marian, the gut-punched girlfriend, is now a playable character. There is also a survival mode, where one character has to survive against waves of enemies. The remake will also have a “modern combo system” attached to it, in addition to the returning “cyclone kicks” and weapons.

It’s expected to hit XBLA in September for 1200 Microsoft points.

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He reads, he writes, he does everything! Jason Kuang is currently a Journalism Student at SUNY Purchase, and looks forward to being a poor unemployed journalist writing about things of a nature. He writes for The Purchase Brick while at school, and is currently looking for more employment opportunities in the future. He also plays a damn good chess game.

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