The Week In Games: How To Double Your Dragons

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Decades later, I still have no idea what Double Dragon was about.

Double Dragon IV is a game that’s entering the wild this week despite being requested by no one in particular because Japanese developer Arc System Works saw fit to purchase the rights to the series back in 2015. As a result, I spent a second trying to remember what the games I used to beat my head against a wall playing on my NES wanted me to accomplish. Apparently it has something to do with two brothers, one of whom has a girlfriend who’s always getting captured by ninjas or something.


And yet from those humble narrative seeds spouted thousands of arcade cabinets and a live action feature length movie that won’t soon be forgotten.

Monday, January 30

  • Double Dragon IV — PS4, PC
  • Disgaea 2 — PC

Tuesday, January 31

  • Digimon World: Next Order — PS4
  • Adventure Pop — PS4
  • Abzu — PS4
  • Divide — PS4
  • Constructor HD — PS4, Xbox One, PC
  • Dynasty Warriors: Godseekers — PS4, Vita
  • Hitman: The Complete First Season — PS4, Xbox One, PC
  • Dexed — PSVR
  • Geki Yaba Runner — Vita
  • Hand of Fate Deluxe Edition — PS4
  • Kill the Bad Guy — PS4
  • Knee Deep — PS4
  • Linelight — PS4

Thursday, February 2

  • Fire Emblem Heroes — iOS, Android

Friday, February 3

  • Poochy & Yoshi’s Woolly World — 3DS
  • A House of Many Doors — PC
  • Husk — PC
  • Knee Deep — Xbox One
  • Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 Road to Boruto —PS4

Coming Soon

Tuesday, February 7

  • Atelier Sophie: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Book — PC
  • WWE 2K17 — PC
  • Splasher — PC
  • Nioh — PS4

Thursday, February 9

  • Nights of Azure — PC

Friday, February 10

  • Uncanny Valley — Xbox One

What else is coming out soon? Planning to play something on Steam or mobile? Tell us about it in the comments.

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The best NES-era Double Dragon was River City Ransom.