Arc System Works has announced Double Dragon IV for PlayStation 4 and PC. The game will be released digitally on PlayStation 4 on January 30th, 2017 followed the next day by a release on PC via Steam.
This latest entry features Billy and Jimmy facing another threat immediately following the events of Double Dragon II. The game retains its roots as a 2D side scrolling beat ’em up, uses the same visual style as the original arcade game, and includes Story Mode and 2 Player Duel Mode.
The development staff on the game includes some of the original staff of the arcade version of Double Dragon, including producer Takaomi Kaneko, director Yoshihisa Kishimoto, character designer Koji Ogata, composer Kazunaka Yamane, and programmer Kei Oyama.
You can see the teaser trailer below:
The official website for the game can be found here.
As a big fan of the original arcade game (I dropped plenty of quarters into this game), I’m really excited by this news. Unfortunately it seems the game will be digital only, which I am not excited by. Maybe Limited Run Games can help here? I would love a physical PS4 copy of this game.