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Double Dragon Neon Lighting up PSN in September — New Gameplay Video

Pete Rosky's Avatar + Posted by Pete Rosky on Aug 31, 2012 // Assistant Product Manager, Majesco Entertainment

After 25 years, the original beat ‘em up is bringing pure over-the-top baditude to PSN. In Double Dragon Neon, Billy and Jimmy are kicking butts and taking names as they search for their girlfriend Marian (she seems to have a habit of getting kidnapped). This time, her disappearance is at the hands of the supernatural scourge, Skullmageddon! Face off against a gaggle of goons, some familiar (Williams, Linda, and Abobo, of course!) and some that are absolutely out of this world.

Double Dragon Neon on PSN

DDN also features 2 player “Bro-Op”, so grab a bro and bring the true power of the Double Dragon to the evil forces that have once again incurred your wrath. Don’t forget to pick up songs along the way for your Mix-Tape, which holds your special powers and upgrades. There are also killer team-up moves, enemy juggling… and some secrets that I won’t spoil here.

Pick up Double Dragon Neon on PSN for $9.99. Oh, and if you’re a PlayStation Plus member, you’ll be able to grab the game for free until January! Pretty sweet, huh?

Double Dragon Neon on PSNDouble Dragon Neon on PSN

Push it to the limit in this fresh take on the classic Double Dragon series, coming this September!

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+ boomstickbhg on August 31st, 2012 at 1:10 pm said:

Nice stuff!

Even though it’s not my typical genre, I’m definately curious/interested in this game. If I’m still a Plus member it’s nice to know it will be free. Pretty sweet indeed.

Might even buy it if I let my Plus lapse, looks fun. (I can just barely remember the old game)

Thank you!


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+ IIL0YDII on August 31st, 2012 at 1:14 pm said:

I’ve got a feeling that it would be just as bad as TMNT Re-Shelled


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+ favian on August 31st, 2012 at 1:20 pm said:

finally the return of bimmy and jimmy ;) #insidejoke


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+ favian on August 31st, 2012 at 1:22 pm said:

Just watched the trailer, love the cheesy 80s vibe.


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+ guitarded77 on August 31st, 2012 at 1:22 pm said:

Free for PS+… THANK YOU!!! I loved DD back in the day, and have been waiting for this game to release. Getting it for free sweetens it even more. You made my Friday.


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+ Major_Hoare on August 31st, 2012 at 1:24 pm said:

@2

Re-shelled was a fun trip down memory lane and–I suspect–this DD game will be fun too. Count me in!


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+ ijustw1n on August 31st, 2012 at 1:26 pm said:

Free? Awesome!


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+ CrusaderForever on August 31st, 2012 at 1:27 pm said:

Looks great and very classy to offer to PS+ members for free!

Question, is there a grab mechanic like in Super Double Dragon? Where once you grab them you do different attacks against them depending on which button you press?


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    + Pete Rosky on August 31st, 2012 at 1:36 pm said:

    There is a grab mechanic. It’s slightly different, but a blast to use. There are some crazy bro-op combos/juggles/special attacks you can pull off once you’ve mastered them.


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+ Major_Hoare on August 31st, 2012 at 1:27 pm said:

Vita?


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+ Xcaligamer1 on August 31st, 2012 at 1:29 pm said:

double dragon ftw


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+ Wayndawind on August 31st, 2012 at 1:35 pm said:

AW Man! D.D. remake thats the BEEF. Im digging how everyone is dusting off the vintage games. Lets just hope Ps vita team will realize people would rather play games like this and newer games like rock band blitz on a Vita. due to the fact there isnt much diff in the games just smooth looking, no new stages, bosses and in game dlc’s. Just dont over price. remember most had theses games when little and it was the start of the gaming age. please dont charge 15-20 bucks for a 27+ year old game.


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+ cosmis_chaos on August 31st, 2012 at 1:36 pm said:

I have had a bad feeling about this game since I first saw it. I love Double Dragon too but why is everything moving so stiffly and as if is going in slow motion? It looks all wrong. The kicks and punches are connecting way to slowly and are almost clumsy. I hope I am wrong since i love DD since the NES days but something just doesn’t feel right about it


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    + Pete Rosky on August 31st, 2012 at 1:48 pm said:

    Have no fear. Wait until you get your hands on the demo and you’ll be relieved. Clumsy it is not.


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+ Monterossa on August 31st, 2012 at 1:39 pm said:

need more game like this, 2D side action. I played them a lot when I was a kid. Captain Commando, Final Fight, Ninja Turtles, etc. play with friends, have a lot of fun.


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+ bkmelendez on August 31st, 2012 at 1:41 pm said:

This game looks kinda cheap but beggars can’t be choosers I guess considering it’s free for PS+ members.


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+ MushThePainter on August 31st, 2012 at 1:47 pm said:

FARM FRESH!


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+ chamuco71192 on August 31st, 2012 at 2:07 pm said:

This is going to be one of the freebies in September for Plus members? Right? Looks good, I’m not complaining but I’m still hoping + members get some discount regarding Tokyo Jungle coming next month.


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+ PrimeroIncognito on August 31st, 2012 at 2:14 pm said:

Been waiting for a long time for this! Finally it’s here.

Sept. 11 is the release date, right?

@favian

I wouldn’t call it cheesy, I’d call it beautiful. :)


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+ Superstone on August 31st, 2012 at 2:17 pm said:

Looking forward to this. It would make a great Vita title.


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+ Nithorias on August 31st, 2012 at 2:27 pm said:

I’m a plus member and I’m excited about this news woot :D


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+ SPOOKULA209 on August 31st, 2012 at 2:31 pm said:

I used to love the original games but the name Neon doesn’t fit imo. Unless it has something to do with the game I hope you would change the name. It would be more marketable, Neon and DD don’t seem like they go together


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    + Pete Rosky on August 31st, 2012 at 2:36 pm said:

    Check out the demo when it comes out. It’s a match made in heaven.


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+ The_1_of_Deth on August 31st, 2012 at 2:37 pm said:

THANK U THANK U THANK U!!!!!! nuff said lol


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+ DuoMaxwell007 on August 31st, 2012 at 3:04 pm said:

by “free until January” does that mean from Sept – JAn it will be free for PS+ to download (then after JAN the plus members who got it sept-jan will still have it for free but everyone else who gets it after that point (including plus members) will have to pay for it.

or does that mean Plus members get it for free during that time frame and after Jan if the plus members who got it before then want to continue to have access to it theyll have to buy it? thus they were really only given a 4 month free trial/rental?


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+ Crusher201 on August 31st, 2012 at 3:11 pm said:

Ever free-for-Plus game is playable even after it leaves the Instant Game Collection, as long as you’re still subscribed. January is when it leaves the store.


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+ Crusher201 on August 31st, 2012 at 3:12 pm said:

I meant Insant Game Collection, not store…


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+ cinnamonpirate on August 31st, 2012 at 3:17 pm said:

In anticipation of this game, I am going to watch Double Dragon the movie on Netflix Instant Watch! Choice quote Abobo utters in the movie: “It’s the Lee brothers, Ug and Home.”


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+ MarinoBrea on August 31st, 2012 at 3:25 pm said:

Uh, the 1987 game looks a lot more fun than this.


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+ snakeeyes211 on August 31st, 2012 at 3:32 pm said:

Game looks awesome. music sounds amazing and the gameplay looks perfectly fine. I’m going to pick it up!


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+ Manifest37 on August 31st, 2012 at 3:58 pm said:

I wanna like this game and the music is a nice touch, but the animations are just so slow.
It looks like it needs to be 50% faster.

I hope there’s at least an option to up the speed of the game.


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+ Heavenly_king on August 31st, 2012 at 4:00 pm said:

PS Plus?? :)


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+ blakseed on August 31st, 2012 at 4:24 pm said:

You guys are soooo awesome for this. Thank you.


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+ Yohmaru_EX on August 31st, 2012 at 4:26 pm said:

woooooow Awesome!!! Thanks Sony!!


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+ SHINOBI_3 on August 31st, 2012 at 4:31 pm said:

ive been waitin for this for so long!


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+ detictiveconan on August 31st, 2012 at 4:54 pm said:

I’m glad this is free because honestly, it doesn’t look very good and I would not have bought it. (sorry but it’s the truth)


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+ Naobear on August 31st, 2012 at 5:11 pm said:

Kinda worried about this game, because it looks very sluggish. Guess I’ll have to try the demo.


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+ Jesszman on August 31st, 2012 at 5:14 pm said:

Will this have online co-op


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+ GhostMachine1 on August 31st, 2012 at 5:16 pm said:

The music absolutely kicks ass! Day 1 buy for me.


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+ helbertpina on August 31st, 2012 at 6:24 pm said:

This is great! I love local co-op beat’em ups, and for the amazing price of *free*, just wow! Thanks a bunch!


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+ xRedxViolence on August 31st, 2012 at 6:39 pm said:

it’s bittersweet for me.

Was glad to hear DD is back but at the same time was disappointed to find out it’s a new game and not Super Double Dragon brought back in HD.


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+ davionwalker22 on August 31st, 2012 at 8:43 pm said:

omg!!! thank you i remember playing this game on nintendo


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+ SolduNuts on August 31st, 2012 at 9:08 pm said:

Another game for Plus. I’ll take it thanks a bunch guys.

Sold.


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+ CaptenMidnite on August 31st, 2012 at 10:05 pm said:

ewww..i dont like it. why cant you just release the mame version? that one is a whole lot better. atleast the snes version


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+ Elvick_ on August 31st, 2012 at 11:16 pm said:

That animation is sloooooooow.

Not interested.


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+ AKAKAIZER on August 31st, 2012 at 11:20 pm said:

First, I’m a die hard Beat’em up fan, so as a result i became a fan of your works after Blood Rayne, which i pre ordered and what a great game it is.
Second , i admire bringing Double Dragon Classic by this fascinating modern way won me over since first announcement.
So keep up the good work, and as long as you make wonderful beat’em ups like that, i are having a fan like me addicted.

Finally, i want to clarify something, what do you mean by “Free until January”, u mean i can Play it for free until Jan, or i can grab it for Free Until Jan ??


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+ hartbrek310 on September 1st, 2012 at 4:49 am said:

Looking forward to DD, was one of my favorite games back in the day. So the big question is, are we getting any new “retail” games or just 2 PSN games this month??? Not complaining just curious. Have to say PS+ has been great since signing up 5 months ago, only a couple bad games so far. It’s nice getting free games when I really don’t have the spending money to pick up anything new right now. Keeps the PS3 from becoming a dust collector.


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+ AizawaYuuichi on September 1st, 2012 at 5:33 am said:

@ DuoMaxwell007 and AKAKAIZER: The text in the blog specifically says “grab the game for free until January”. That means it will be free to download for PS+, “until” January. Once it’s downloaded, it’s downloaded. As long as you’re a + subscriber, you’ll still be able to play it. I don’t understand how that could be confusing… x.x

This looks fun and I was planning to buy it as long as it was $10 or less, or had a PS+ discount that got it close. Getting it completely free? I won’t complain about that!


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+ Guyper on September 1st, 2012 at 9:51 am said:

Please answer this question. It’s quite important.

Will the game be released in Asia PSN stores? (X-Men the Arcade was never released)

If yes, how long will it take?

Thanks


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+ PublicSudoku on September 1st, 2012 at 10:23 am said:

Dat soundtrack… Stan Bush would be proud.


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+ HorrorGod on September 1st, 2012 at 11:38 am said:

“Pick up Double Dragon Neon on PSN for $9.99. Oh, and if you’re a PlayStation Plus member, you’ll be able to grab the game for free until January! Pretty sweet, huh?”

Sweet indeed! Money has been a little tight and I’ve been looking forward to getting this. SO happy to be a PS+ member :-) Thank you!


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+ n-TaKe-y-NoTeZ-c on September 1st, 2012 at 1:48 pm said:

Looks cool, I definitely wanna play it.


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+ SNAKE-EYES73 on September 1st, 2012 at 5:20 pm said:

Sorry but this is so cheesy I rather play my own music because this music is over 20 years ago! Seriously Sony and Majesco this is out dated! Heck sure its ok you brought DD back from the dead but the animation is a joke! Trade-west’s version along Acclaim and Data East version eats this game alive sorry but if your going to bring back a classic at least don’t screw it up the music is cheesy as well Custom sound tracks would’ve been a better idea you morons! Just think before you bring out an old school game from my generation! Yes this was one of my favorites back in the 80′s!! That’s lets see 1987-1992! Wow crazy the way you gamer developers screw up an old school favorite! Old schooler’s avoid at all costs obviously they haven’t learned from there mistakes yet!! When are you going to learn that we want more variety by being able to play our own music in our games SNEA you bunch of morons working for Rubenstein, Jack Tretton, etc etc They haven’t done jack for the PSN seems like there a bunch Biased Slacker’s to me!


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