Shing! Looks like Strider is returning


You think you tough enough to hang with the Lazygamer Massive, huh? Man, until you can get yourself some fly threads and past the Grandmaster stage in the original 1989 Strider game, you ain’t dope enough to with us! And it looks like you’ll be getting just such a chance soon, as Strider Hiryu might be on the remake rebound.

It seems like Capcom is planning on bringing back the cult favourite ninja for digital platforms, according to new rumours.

That hive of SCUMM and speculation, NeoGAF, has once again uncovered something that was meant to be secret, as they got their hands on some supposed new box art from the Xbox website. Don’t bother looking for it, it’s all gone.




Now whether or not this is an HD update of the original, or an all new game is unclear. Personally, I’m going with the HD update, as look how well that worked out for Double Dragon Neon last year. Plus, it’s cheap and possibly profitable.

What do you think? Are your thumbs still blistered and broken from the various SHING! heavy incarnations of this classic game, or are you ready for a new stab at taking down the Grandmaster? Heck, why not? It’s been 13 years since the last decent game was released.

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Author:Darryn Bonthuys

Because he's the writer that Lazygamer deserves, but not the one it actually needs right now. So we'll hunt him. Because he can't take it. Because he's not a hero. He's a loud-mouthed journalist, a watchful procrastinator. A dork knight.
  • Deon Steyn

    First game I had on the Sega. First Darkstalkers now Strider? I think the CEO from Capcom also quit but without anyone noticing. Well done Capcom keep it up.

  • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew


  • umar bastra

    My heart just burst into fire ….. Would love an HD remake … but dear god do not…. DO NOT DO THIS TO STRIDER

    • Deon Steyn

      His wife is his arm!!!

      • umar bastra

        Lol I wonder what they were smoking when they came up with that idea … he has a wife beater cause he beats people up with his wife

        • Deon Steyn

          HAHA i wonder if he rubs the fireman is it classified as masturbation,oral or a handjob?

          • umar bastra

            LOL … dare I say all of the above? :O . Seems like a detachable arm, I wonder if he get’s freaky with it

          • Deon Steyn

            That poor women

    • Admiral Chief Erwin

      As soon as I see DAT C(R)APCOM logo, I keep left and pass right :P

      • umar bastra

        Always need to be weary of kakcom…but man, hope they dont F up strider. that games deserves a proper come back

      • Deon Steyn

        Well I can’t really imagine how they can mess up Strider but if someone can do it they can.

    • Darth_Clericus_The_Ultimate

      I…..kind of liked the Bionic Commando remake. Was alot of fun and the soundtrack was epic.

      • umar bastra

        Wasn’t bad game. but I mean who is this dread lock guy and the story wasn’t great. gameplay was fun but I just hope they don’t completely change strider and we end up with a Jamaican ninja

        • Darth_Clericus_The_Ultimate

          True story.

  • Darth_Clericus_The_Ultimate

    All I know for sure is that the Asian guy in the header was Liu Kang in the MK movie.

    • Skyblue

      The other individual would be Chris Farley (RIP) and I think the movie was Beverly Hills Ninja.

  • mornelithe

    Strider was such an AWESOME AWESOME game. My brother and I loved the hell out of that one. That could be really cool…although, odds are they’ll repackage and broaden it’s appeal so much it loses every bit of heart and soul the one original had.

  • Skyblue

    SHING! and that epic limp and slide, ahhhh memories

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