Double Dragon II Coming to Xbox Live Arcade, Doesn't Look Like Double Dragon

Side-scrolling beat 'em up Double Dragon II: The Revenge, the arcade version is being remade for Xbox Live Arcade. Good news so far, right? What may be less exciting is the 3D remake of the arcade original, which looks... well...

Based on Co-optimus' preview of the game now known as Double Dragon II: Wander of the Dragons, the modern-day update is lacking in a little visual charm, bordering on bland. Fortunately, it looks a bit better in motion, with an expanded move set and combo system.

The price (1200 Microsoft Points) may turn you off if the visuals haven't and unanswered questions about the availability of online cooperative play may kill Double Dragon II: Wander of the Dragons's hopes of getting many of us back into Billy and Jimmy beat 'em up mode.

Wander of the Dragons looks like it has potential for mindless, enemy stomping thrills, but we'll have to wait until September to give it a spin.

Double Dragon II Coming to Xbox Live Arcade, Doesn't Look Like Double Dragon

3D Double Dragon II Remake Coming to XBLA as Wander of the Dragons [Co-optimus]


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