Double Dragon II: Wander of the Dragons UNCANCELLED!
You might recall a while back I wrote an article bemoaning the fact that the Korean made XBLA remake of Double Dragon II had vanished. The game was finished two years ago (a reviewer friend of mine played it on his review box of reviewing) but the company that made it went out of business and thus we never saw it. Though, as if to taunt me, the game’s ghost haunted the XBox Live marketplace occasionally showing up when the system glitched out.
Well it looks like some fine folks aren’t letting perfectly good code go to waste. The game has been un-cancelled and is scheduled for an April 5th release!
Let’s read the game’s official description from Xbox.com:
“This is a remake “Double Dragon II” a 80’s game. The story line takes same as original game story. However, the graphic, character, action, system etc. are change. Also we are including new stage and enemy in the game. The player will be addicted to new version of Double Dragon II. Also, characters are undressed from 80’s style, and recreated with modern sexy and beautiful style that amaze you and feel never been experienced world before.”
I know some hardcore fans might be disappointed that the game “are change”, but I for one am excited about “new stage and enemy”. Not to mention I’d like to see Linda be “are undressed from 80’s style”! I can’t wait to “feel never been experienced world before”!
…in all seriousness though I am excited. Good or bad I hate to see game code go to waste. It’s an XBLA game so we’ll have a demo to look at and decide if it’s worth bothering with. But I really wanna give this game a chance. I honestly think there may be more to the game than what players will initially see.
If nothing else, the graphics and character designs remind me of old Dreamcast games, causing this game to accidentally be more nostalgic than Double Dragon Neon.
According to XBox.com, the game will not have online multiplayer. But it will have a Survival Mode where you can play as Marian as well as a Versus mode with her as well.
Also according to XBox.com, the original release date was “9/26/2012”. Make of that what you will.
If you wanna spoil yourself, you can see all the cutscened here. Looks like it will skew closer to the Arcade game story-wise and they really milk the revenge element here. Someone also managed to get some Survival Mode footage back in 2011 here (told you it has been done for two years).
Unfortunately, some lunatic decided to make it 1200 MSP. I’m…going the be the only person buying this aren’t I?