Midnight City, the recently formed indie label for Majesco Entertainment, have announced that Double Dragon: Neon can now be picked up on Steam for £6.99.
Building on the highly successful release on console, the PC version sports full Steam integration and online cooperative play for a true Double Dragon experience. In its console debut, Double Dragon: Neon revitalised the franchise with an updated look and good ol’ fashioned street fights. The world’s most iconic arcade brothers Billy and Jimmy Lee are back in a reboot of the classic side-scrolling beat-em-up that fueled a generation of gamers. When Marian is kidnapped by the evil forces of the Shadow Warriors gang, the brothers set out to win her back and take down their chief nemesis Skullmageddon. Along the way, players will take on hordes of street-gangs, guzzle gallons of soda and rock out to some stellar tunes in the form of ability-enhancing mixtapes.
Fans of the series can expect all of the classic Double Dragon action, including punches, kicks and some of the gnarliest thugs around! In addition, players have a dedicated evade button that makes it just a little easier to avoid enemy attacks. When timed perfectly, evading an attack can boost offensive strength for a short time for some devastating results. In local and online co-op players can ‘high-five’ to share health, ‘psych’ up their comrades for special moves and revive their fallen partner. As the duo beats their way through five beautifully rendered environments, they’ll come across soda to restore health, key items, and mix-tapes scattered throughout each level. The tapes have unique abilities, and you can equip two tapes at once to create some killer combinations. In addition, tapes also stack allowing players to customise and intensify the effects of each cassette.
The incredibly radicool official soundtrack is available for free or donation via composer Jake Kauffman’s website, for those who just can’t get enough! http://virt.bandcamp.com/album/double-dragon-neon