Double Dragon IV Punches Through to PS4 and PC

Billy and Jimmy Lee take a trip to Japan in Double Dragon IV.

Double Dragon IV

Arc System Works announced today that they have, indeed, done the impossible. In this, the year 2017, they have made a new Double Dragon games, in the precise style of the classic arcade titles fans remember from the gaming days of old. Double Dragon IV is very real, pretty much unstoppable, and availible now on Playstation 4 and PC.

Double Dragon IV unites team members from the original Double Dragon games, such as original director Yoshihisa Kishimoto and designer Koji Ogata, as well as composer Kazunaka Yamane. The game has all the flair, style and pixel art of its’ ’80s lineage, and no wonder.

This all comes following the acquisition of rights to the series by Arc System Works back in 2015. After assembling talents from the series’ bloodline, they went to work on this new entry, which takes place following the events of Double Dragon II. 

Double Dragon IV adds some interesting new features to the mix. The game boasts a new Tower mode, a survival gauntlet in which players see how many rounds they can take as they ascend an endless tower of muscled fists and certain doom. Also featured are a traditional 1v1 versus mode, for when Double Dragon needs to become Dragon Versus Dragon. There’s also a host of playable enemy characters, for those who feel their return to the series should be from a more shadowy angle.

Arc System Works is notable for their past work on the Guilty Gear games, as well as internationally-acclaimed pugilism simulator series BlazBlue. The same fighting spirit that sparked a fighting game phenomenon has now been poured into Double Dragon IV, which those itching to get back to punchin’ can download now on Playstation 4 and PC for $6.99 on either platform.

Jay Petrequin started writing at HeyPoorPlayer in the summer of 2012, but first got his start writing for It's Super Effective, a Pokemon podcast that happened to be a reflection of two of his biggest interests: pocket monsters, and making people listen to him say things.

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