Beat-'em-ups are woefully under-represented on the App Store, but one of the genre's earliest classics has arrived to help fill the void. Enter the ... Double Dragon. Aksys Games has released Taito's seminal scrapper in updated form, compliments of developer Brizo Interactive, for an "introductory price" of $3.99 -- steep, yes, but set to increase to $7.99 at an unspecified point.
App Store reviews of the game -- which is ported from the Zeebo platform -- are mixed so far, with most complaints focused on the unnecessarily large (and opaque) "control panel." Still, it's said to be faithful to the original's gameplay and features multiple unlockable characters. See Billy and Jimmy get their clobber on after the break.
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TORRANCE, Calif. - Aksys Games, acclaimed localization studio and leading publisher of interactive entertainment products, in collaboration with Brizo Interactive, announce the release of Double Dragon iPhone, now available through the Apple App Store. The game is an enhanced version of the arcade classic Double Dragon, featuring new art, music, and extras. Connect two iPhones via Bluetooth to engage in multiplayer action.
Story The Black Warriors have taken Marian hostage, and they present Billy and Jimmy with a grim ultimatum: give up the sacred Sousetsuken scrolls or never see Marian again. Not taking the news lying down, they take to the streets to hunt down the Black Warriors and save her. Equipped with their deadly martial arts prowess and slick street smarts, Billy and Jimmy must carve through an entire army of thugs to see Marian safe again.
* Double Dragon for a New Age Double Dragon iPhone has been completely reborn with new remixed music and all new art and character sprites.
* All New Double Dragon Experience With new attacks, enemies, bosses, and even achievements and hidden characters to unlock, Double Dragon iPhone is nothing short of a new Double Dragon experience.
* Easy Combo and Control Scheme With an easy to use on-screen controller and combo system, you'll be ready to take on an entire horde of thugs in no time!
* Bluetooth Multiplayer Team up with a friend via Bluetooth in Double Dragon Mode and take to the mean streets together.
After the special, limited time, introductory price of $3.99, the game will retail for $7.99 through the Apple App Store.
Double Dragon iPhone has been rated 9+ by the Apple App Store for infrequent/mild profanity or crude humor and frequent/intense cartoon or fantasy violence. Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 4.1 or later. More information on Double Dragon iPhone can be found at the official website: http://www.bow-mobile.com/double_dragon and at the Apple iTunes page: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/doubledragon/id419495028?mt=8. Find the official Facebook and Twitter pages at http://www.facebook.com/newdoubledragon and http://twitter.com/iDoubleDragon. The Double Dragon series is a copyright trademark of Million Co., Ltd/Brizo Interactive.
About Aksys Games Localization, Inc. Founded in 2006 in Torrance, California, Aksys Games Localization, Inc. is a localization studio and visionary video game publisher specializing in the Japanese-to-English translation of games and committed to publishing unique, multicultural, high-quality interactive content for all current-generation platforms. The company is known for releasing acclaimed titles such as 9 Hours, 9 Persons, 9 Doors and the BIT.TRIP, Guilty Gear, BlazBlue, and Hooked: Real Motion Fishing series. More information about Aksys Games and its products can be found on the company's website, www.aksysgames.com.
About Brizo Interactive Brizo Interactive is the pioneer in the mobile gaming market, contributing to the growth of this industry by bringing genuine games to users across the world. They have created numerous titles, ranging from 3D action games to sports games and even fighting games.