Arcade: Double Dragon Details [ Released ]

Just the one title tomorrow guys and girls, but it’s a good’n if you’re into classic titles from the past. We already reported earlier last week that Double Dragon is the upcoming title but only now we been handed a press release with a little more info on tomorrow’s Arcade title. Read on to find out more…

The legendary arcade classic that introduced gamers to co-op street-brawling action is back and looking better than ever. Team up with a friend or prepare to go it alone, because Double Dragon is hitting Xbox LIVE Arcade Wednesday 9th May 2007, at 09.00 GMT.

Double Dragon, from Empire Interactive Ltd., is a genuine re-creation of the classic coin-op arcade game. For the first time ever, fans of the franchise can play Double Dragon online with a friend over Xbox LIVE. The game features enhanced art, a new soundtrack and a host of extras.

Double Dragon is the story of Billy and Jimmy Lee, twin brothers who learned to fight on the cold, tough streets of their city. Their expert knowledge of the ancient martial art of Sou-Setsu-Ken, combined with their streetwise outlook, means that they’re two of the most formidable combatants ever to walk the streets. Billy and Jimmy will use their feet, fists, elbows and whatever weapons come to hand to defeat the gang that kidnapped Billy’s girlfriend.
Double Dragon will be available worldwide for 400 MS Points.

The title includes the following:

  • Two-player co-op multiplayer locally or over Xbox LIVE
  • Special extras such as a look at the original Japanese and U.S. Double Dragon sales fliers
  • Gameplay with either the original graphics or with new high-definition graphics
  • All new music
  • Hints and tips for newcomers
  • Three leaderboards
  • Customizable button configurations
  • Ability to earn up to 12 Achievements and 200 Gamerscore points

Check out our 19 screenshots for the game over in our Media area for the game. Will you be picking Double Dragon up tomorrow or giving it a miss? Leave us your opinions below.

Update: Double Dragon is now up on the martketplace to download.


Anthony Barker

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