Is $15 the sweet spot for Capcom's new Strider?

Capcom confirms Strider coming to Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS3, PS4, and PC this month for $15.

Resident Evil publisher Capcom today announced that its new Metroidvania-style Strider game will launch later this month for consoles and PC. Simply titled Strider, the game comes to PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 on February 18, while the Xbox 360, Xbox One, and PC versions will arrive the next day.

All versions of Strider will sell for $15.

Capcom also revealed two new Challenge Modes for Strider called Beacon Run and Survival. Beacon Run is a speed run-style mode that challenges you to record the fastest time while killing as many enemies as possible. Meanwhile, in Survival mode you'll face waves of increasingly difficult enemies who are outfitted with unique loadouts.

Finally, Capcom said that the new Strider game will support global leaderboards for Challenge modes and the main story campaign, and you'll be able to unlock various costumes for main character Hiryu.

Capcom announced the new Strider game during San Diego Comic-Con last summer. The game was developed by Double Helix, the studio also behind Xbox One free-to-play fighting game Killer Instinct.

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Infinite_713
Infinite_713

I wonder if I buy this for PS3, can I download it for free on PS4. Not having that option would be kinda lame.

MaTTerCuBe
MaTTerCuBe

Man, I wish they would release a WiiU version.  Lately more and more my Wii U is becoming the main place for my "smaller" games.  The Gamepad beats keyboard controls for these games any day (and off TV play is also a good boon for these games).

PS2fweak
PS2fweak

This will be such an easy purchase. I love games like this. 

Nawras
Nawras

Definitely excited for this game!

samus_my_life
samus_my_life

YES, finally 

Definitely on xbox one .... 

Hell yeah :) 

chev7758
chev7758

It's Capcom, it's Double Helix, talk about being fucked. 

lostn
lostn

Downloadable titles are creeping up in price. I will wait for a Steam sale.

rob9999991
rob9999991

I remember playing the original strider on the Genesis without dying... I had more time back then. I have a feeling I will be going through many lives with this one.

ry0uz
ry0uz

That gameplay looks tight! Will probs be getting this, loved the original and this is looking quite nice.

seanwil545
seanwil545

I'm probably going to get this on Steam over my PS4.

PSN will probably have it as a free download eventually. I'm also going to trade in one of my Xbox 360s and pick up a PS3, so I'm banking on a free download from Sony.

Blitzkrieg_exe
Blitzkrieg_exe

Strider looked like a cool character in Marvel Vs. Capcom games, I'll pick this game up because it looks fun and there isn't much of a selection for the PS4 at this point.


Also, this looks righteous. Hopefully more Capcom classics get rebooted. Ghouls and Ghosts would be great.

bunchanumbers
bunchanumbers

Capcom has been fair with some of their game pricing. USF4 will come out at 40$ with all outfits unlocked. And 15$ for strider? I consider both a buy. I wasted money on worse. 

BlackBaldwin
BlackBaldwin

Played the Sega verison in my early years not too interested in playing this verison but hopefully the fans that pick this up have a great time playing it!

hadlee73
hadlee73

This totally depends on whether the game follows the recent trend of 2-4 hour long wonders we've been seeing.

TristanPR77
TristanPR77

$15 is a fair price and metal gear zero ground should be $15 too. Paying $30- 40 for a game that will end in less than 2 hours is ridiculous.

strahd01
strahd01

Well considering the fact I loved Strider on the Genesis, I also love MetroidVania games if the game is longer than 6 or 7 hours (MetroidVania games should have alot of back tracking, so preferably 10+ hours) then $15 is fine.

acryion
acryion

Quality, fun, replayability, bug-free and leaderboards => 15$ great deal.

Panzer_Zwei
Panzer_Zwei

Would be interested if it was actually made by CAPCOM.

SphinxDemon
SphinxDemon

The gameplay seems bland, but it looks pretty

Creed02
Creed02

Take $20 but give us quality..

ilantis
ilantis

Knowing capcom every sword slash will be DLC

Kryptonbornson
Kryptonbornson

I'll buy it on Xbox One, then on Steam sale. Still wish software was universal like Ultraviolet is trying to be. Shouldn't have to buy the same game twice.

Redblaze27
Redblaze27

How is a Strider game only sporting an E10+ rating???

DAOWAce
DAOWAce

Well, this is a day 1 buy at this price (provided it's not a bad game).

Thank you Capcom for having some sense.

RainIsMyDrug
RainIsMyDrug

Day 1 buy for me urmm I mean Day 1 steam sale buy for me

DarkSaber2k
DarkSaber2k

And Eddie once again shows his lack of genuine gamer chops by failing to point out Strider is a remake/reboot/long overdue next installment in an existing series.

gatsbythepig
gatsbythepig

I use to play this game at a gas station I lived near, about 25 years ago(I am getting old.)  I easily put $15 into the arcade game.  If the reboot gets bad reviews, I'll wait for a sale.  I don't think I have a choice, at some point I'll have to buy this game.

Alucard_Prime
Alucard_Prime

I'm onboard at that price......game looks great.

kelseyjb
kelseyjb

I haven't played strider since I had it on ps1. I had all of them on Genesis and loved them all $15 don't seem bad I give it a try on my ps4.

jesot
jesot

Because I've been so spoiled by Steam, $15 is the price at which a game better be really, really good for me to get it right away at that price.  I really want to play this one, but I might wait.  $15 is the max a short 2-d action game should go for.  It does look really cool, though.  And I really love Strider.

Fursnake
Fursnake

Man, I loved the various Strider games over the years so I will be hard pressed not to buy preorder this. Crap just saw it on the Steam front page, now I'm really fighting the urge.

Warlord_Irochi
Warlord_Irochi

What? Capcom selling a game with a good price? Where is the hidden camera?

TristanPR77
TristanPR77

I loved Strider but on the NES, what a classic.

Panzer_Zwei
Panzer_Zwei

@Redblaze27  

What Strider game wasn't?

seth_87
seth_87

Don't forget it's capcom we're talking about... They'll rape the dlc out of it...

MrZilch
MrZilch

@DarkSaber2k Maybe he just figured that anyone over the age of thirteen would already know that. Perhaps next he'll show his lack of "genuine gamer chops" by failing to mention that in Mario, mushrooms make you grow larger, or that Capcom once made a game called "Street Fighter."

Kryptonbornson
Kryptonbornson

@gatsbythepig Quarter munchers used to be awesome. That's where the difficulty level used to come from, trying to get more quarters out of you. Console games tried to copy that effect with limited lives and continues. It was weird to play some of those games emulated only to find the first 2 or 3 levels were good because they never expected anyone to get that far.

strahd01
strahd01

Rented the NES version once, great game, but the video store never had it after that. Bought the Genesis version though.

Kryptonbornson
Kryptonbornson

@rob9999991 @Kryptonbornson If I get it for $2.50 on Steam it'll be okay. I just want to make sure I have an edition that will last beyond the console life. If Xbox One and PS4 are permanently forward compatible I will jump for joy. All they have to do is use the same OS, but upgrade the hardware with the last AMD tech.