Capcom welcomes Strider back on PS4

Looking forward to playing this on my Vita via Remote Play, Strider was one of the classic 8-bit arcade games with his all-action sliding, leaping and range of weapons. He's coming out of retirement on PS4 thanks to Capcom. Hopefully they won't screw up the remake as happened with Bionic Commando, but with all the power of PS4, it will be a struggle to fail.

Also good to see a chunky seven minutes of footage off the bat rather than some pissy tease and reveal, spread over days or weeks, which is starting to get really annoying.

From the press release: Remaining true to its roots, Strider features the same franchise hallmarks of fluid, lightning quick combat and ground-breaking free-flowing traversal that inspired many of today’s third person action titles. Strider further builds upon this pedigree by endowing the player with a vastly expanded arsenal of moves and weapons to acquire and use, while slicing their way through a massive, interconnected and rich game world.

The year is Meio: 048, on an alternate dystopian future of Earth. The whole planet suffers under the oppressive, iron-fisted rule of the mysterious and omnipotent Grand Master Meio. An expert in sabotage and assassination, Hiryu is the youngest ever recruit to attain a Special A-Class in the hellish Strider training program, and is the only man capable of achieving the mission to eliminate Grand Master Meio.