HomeTheXboxHub News...Nintendo NewsDouble Dragon Gaiden: Rise of the Dragons revealed!

Double Dragon Gaiden: Rise of the Dragons revealed! [Update: Full release date confirmed]

-

double dragon rise of the dragon keyart

Article Updated: May 31st 2023

Double Dragon Gaiden: Rise of the Dragons now has a full release date – it’ll be coming on July 27th 2023. Expect to find it available on Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Nintendo Switch and PC.

Until that time, take in a new trailer…


Original Article: May 3rd 2023

Thought the legend was done and dusted? Think again as Modus Games and Secret Base throw an announcement of Double Dragon Gaiden: Rise of the Dragons to the world. 

Double Dragon Gaiden: Rise of the Dragons will be roundhouse kicking its way to glory this summer as the cooperative beat ’em up launches on Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Nintendo Switch and PC. If you want to get your money in early, a Steam Wishlist is your best bet. 

Double Dragon Gaiden: Rise of the Dragons sees the return of Billy and Jimmy Lee, as well as a host of all-new playable brawlers, as tag team duos of fighters work their way through roguelite elements mixed with classic Double Dragon battling

Promising to bring a new edge to the franchise, Double Dragon Gaiden: Rise of the Dragons whisks us off to New York City in the year 199X, just as the city has been devastated by nuclear war.  It’s here where we discover citizens fighting for their survival as riots, crime and chaos flood the streets. With criminal gangs seeking dominance, it’s up to Billy and Jimmy Lee to take it upon themselves to reclaim their city. 

Expect to be found dropping into the shoes of Billy and Jimmy Lee, as they are joined by the likes of Marian, returning as a fully realized, firearm-wielding ranged fighter, and newcomer Uncle Matin, a riot-shield-wielding powerhouse. Whoever you go as, you’ll get the chance to tag in and out as the classic Lee duo or switch it up with different characters. Two-player local co-op will be included as the action quadruples as you and a friend clean up the mean streets. 

Rise of the Dragons promises much, but the big draw may be the possibility of endless playthroughs. This is thanks to the game’s dynamic mission select function – the order in which you choose your mission will affect the mission length, number of enemies, and overall difficulty.  You’ll be able to pick between missions housed within city sectors, pursuing the leaders of four deadly gangs across unique stages packed with melee weapons, dangerously devoted members, and varied environments perfect for all-out fights. Expect to earn a bit of cash, drop some Special KOs, utilise Crown Control moves and unlock powerful upgrades for your characters as you fight your way through the next instalment of the Double Dragon series. Experimenting with the options should ensure tons of replayability. 

With the usual series aesthetic to hand, pixel art visuals, updated appearances, adjustable difficulty settings and more, there’s a chance that Double Dragon Gaiden: Rise of the Dragons will be able to build on the series success – especially as post-launch online co-op play is scheduled for later in the year. 

We’ll keep you looped, but for now, hit up the trailer. 

Neil Watton
Neil Wattonhttps://www.thexboxhub.com/
An Xbox gamer since 2002, I bought the big black box just to play Oddworld: Munch's Oddysee. I have since loved every second of the 360's life and am now just as obsessed with the Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S - mostly with the brilliant indie scene that has come to the fore. Gamertag is neil363, feel free to add me to your list.
0 0 votes
Article Rating
Subscribe
Notify of
guest

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

0 Comments
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments

Follow Us On Socials

24,000FansLike
1,671FollowersFollow
4,922FollowersFollow
6,670SubscribersSubscribe

Our current writing team

2806 POSTS23 COMMENTS
1529 POSTS2 COMMENTS
1276 POSTS18 COMMENTS
1029 POSTS46 COMMENTS
856 POSTS0 COMMENTS
398 POSTS2 COMMENTS
116 POSTS0 COMMENTS
82 POSTS0 COMMENTS
78 POSTS4 COMMENTS
24 POSTS0 COMMENTS
12 POSTS10 COMMENTS
8 POSTS0 COMMENTS

Join the chat

You might also likeRELATED
Recommended to you

0
Would love your thoughts, please comment.x
()
x