• Online Co-Op: 2 Players
  • Couch Co-Op: 2 Players
  • + Co-Op Campaign
by Paul Acevedo 3
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  • playstation network
  • Xbox Live Arcade
  • couch

Double Dragon: Neon's Online Co-Op Coming Post-Launch. Will a Free Soundtrack Tide You over?

Double Dragon: Neon, the eighties-themed reimagining of the Double Dragon franchise is now available on both Xbox Live Arcade and Playstation Network. That's good! But publisher Majesco has revealed a bit of bad news at the last minute: the game only supports 2-player local co-op at launch. Don't worry, though - online co-op is "coming soon" in a post-release update. It's your basic Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light situation. Majesco probably should've announced the online co-op delay a little earlier so as not to mar news of the game's launch, but what's done is done.

by Marc Allie 3
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  • playstation 3
  • xbox 360
  • PlayStation Network
  • Xbox Live Arcade
  • couch
  • online

Double Dragon Neon is Retro, Awesome, and Almost Here

If there's one thing I really enjoy about the rise of downloadable console games, it's the abundance of retro remakes. Some of my favorite games from this generation are remixed, remastered, and high-def-ized versions of Pac-Man, Turtles in Time, and many others. Next week, another venerable co-op franchise gets similar treatment: Double Dragon Neon.

by Paul Acevedo 1
News
  • playstation network
  • Xbox Live Arcade
  • couch
  • online
Co-op Achievements? Check.

Double Dragon: Neon's Achievements are 'Wizard' Cool

People used to say wizard as an adjective, all by itself, just as we now use the word cool. It's true; I saw it in a movie once. But nowadays calling something wizard would just elicit looks of confusion. "Is he saying that Double Dragon: Neon's Achievements wear long robes and cast magic spells?" they might wonder. But what other noun used as an adjective could be more appropriate for an Achievement list that actually references Fred Savage's 1989 magnum opus film The Wizard? None, I say! As it turns out, pretty much all of Neon's Achievements overflow with the game's tongue-in-cheek style of humor and machismo.

by Paul Acevedo 2
Video
  • playstation network
  • Xbox Live Arcade
  • couch
  • online
Billy and Jimmy never looked so rad

Prepare to Return to the Eighties and Bust a Few Heads with Double Dragon: Neon

While we're still waiting on the XBLA-exclusive Double Dragon II remake from Korean developer Gravity Co, Ltd, a separate team on the other side of the world has set their sights on remaking the original Double Dragon for both XBLA and PSN. The new game, Double Dragon: Neon comes from Wayforward Technologies (makers of Batman: The Brave and the Bold and Contra 4) and Majesco. Like Double Dragon II: Wander of the Dragons, this one uses the original game as a template, switching to a 3D engine and revamping the actual fighting mechanics. Neon takes many more creative liberties with the source material, and thus Majesco calls it a "radical reinvention" rather than just a remake.

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