Strider is an oddball character. Not in terms of design, but in his historical importance. Strider’s ninja-tastic abilities and cool flapping scarf has the makings of a near-iconic video game character, but he hasn’t appeared in a good Strider game since the PlayStation‘s Strider 2. It’s been a long time since Hiryu took to action in a game that bore his name — Strider 2 was released in 1999 — but he’s slated to return to action in the simply named Strider.
The Double Helix-developed Strider — set to hit the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC in early 2014 — serves as a series reboot with the familiar mecha and desolate locales in place. It looks good.