E3 2012: Double Dragon Neon Hands-On Impressions (Co-Optimus)

Combat felt about like what you'd expect - you can string together punches and kicks in short combos to knock thugs around, with the added ability to throw as well as perform evasive rolls and a dash move. A "mixtape" system will allow players to equip your own loadout of special moves, though we didn't get a chance to check that out.

True to its arcade brawler roots, Double Dragon Neon features drop in co-op/out co-op via local or online play, and since this is a modern game, you can revive your downed partner. In a nice continuation of the mixtape motif, the icon to revive your buddy is a pencil jammed into the spool of a cassete tape.

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