If you’re an old-school gamer, chances are that you spent many a quarter (and many NES hours) playing Double Dragon, kicking ass and taking names to save your girlfriend Marian from the Black Warriors. While the plotline might not have stood the test of time well, the game itself defined the beat-’em-up genre of gaming for years and gave many gamers (myself included) their first experience with a multiplayer fighting game. The classic is now coming to Microsoft’s Xbox Live! Arcade, meaning that all you Xbox 360 owners can once again take to the mean streets of New York and do battle.
The XBLA version will be the same game you remember from before, but the graphics will see a serious overhaul as well as support for online multiplayer over Live. meaning that you and any other XBL member can kick ass together. No release date or pricing information has been released yet, but as soon as we find out we’ll be sure to report it. In the meantime, get ready; Double Dragon is coming to rock your world once again.