December 10, 2020.
The video game developer and publisher Majesco Entertainment and indie games developer WayForward are today very pleased and proud to announce that their cult classic co-op beat-em-up “Double Dragon Neon” is coming to the Nintendo Switch on December 21st, 2020.
Players will once again control totally radical martial artists Billy & Jimmy Lee on a weird, wild side-scrolling brawler to rescue their friend Marian from the clutches of the villainous magical skeleton Skullmageddon – he’s bad to the bone.
Players will punch, kick, and High Five their way through goon-packed city streets, haunted forests, secret labs, and even Skullmageddon’s barely-hidden SPACE DOJO. Take down legions of expendable but enthusiastic bad guys, including the frequently palette-swapped and reskinned Williams, the whip-cracking Linda, and legendary heavyweight Abobo. Tip the odds in your favor by collecting skill-enhancing retro mixtapes and mastering the Gleam system, turning perfect evasions into powerful counter-attacks.
Built from the ground up for co-op play, the bravest of martial artists can go solo, but Double Dragon: Neon is best with another hero on the couch. Don’t worry about your teammate ‘accidentally’ stealing all your power-ups either. Players can share health with a high five, or psych their partner out with a low five and steal some, if you’re feeling less than righteous.
Inspired by the Saturday morning cartoons of the late 80s and early 90s Double Dragon is the iconic side-scrolling brawler adventure of Jimmy and Billy Lee. It’s been a long time coming since its original 2012 launch and 2014 Steam re-release. It’s time to get ready, to grab a buddy, and a 2-liter soda and party like it’s 1987 when Double Dragon: Neon launches on Nintendo Switch, December 21 for NA with an EU release to come in the weeks following.
An 80s classic reimagined through the lens of neon nostalgia!
Brawl through ten stages solo or with a buddy in local co-op.
Time your dodges perfectly for stylish ‘Gleam’ counter-attacks.
What game has a dedicated High Five button? This one!
The greatest skeletal villain this side of ‘80s cartoons – Skullmageddon!
All the bone-related puns you can stand! They’re very humerus!
Punch all the things! Robots! A giant tank! Your own mutant clone!
A toe-tapping, genre-hopping soundtrack by Jake ‘Virt’ Kaufman.
Based in Valencia, California, WayForward was founded in 1990 and has remained an independent game developer for 30 years. We are home to many talented individuals including programmers, environment artists, animators, modelers, illustrators, audio wizards, designers, and team leaders. With the new avenues for distributing games directly to fans, we are finally able to make the games we have always wanted to.
About Majesco Entertainment
Majesco Entertainment Company is an innovative developer, marketer, publisher, and distributor of interactive entertainment for consumers around the world. Building on more than 25 years of operating history, the company develops and publishes a wide range of video games on console, handheld, and mobile platforms including such hits as COOKING MAMA™, ZUMBA FITNESS™, and GONE HOME™. More info can be found online at majescoent.com or on Twitter.
Jonas “O.J” Ek
The Gaming Ground
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