Xbox Live Arcade Wednesday: Double Dragon!

The legendary arcade classic that introduced gamers to co-op street-brawling action is back and looking better than ever. Team up with a friend or prepare to go it alone, because “Double Dragon” is hitting Xbox LIVE® Arcade Wednesday, May 9, at 9 a.m. GMT (2 a.m. PDT).

“Double Dragon,” from Empire Interactive Ltd., is a genuine re-creation of the classic coin-op arcade game. For the first time ever, fans of the franchise can play “Double Dragon” online with a friend over Xbox LIVE.1 The game features enhanced art, a new soundtrack and a host of extras.

“Double Dragon” is the story of Billy and Jimmy Lee, twin brothers who learned to fight on the cold, tough streets of their city. Their expert knowledge of the ancient martial art of Sou-Setsu-Ken, combined with their streetwise outlook, means that they’re two of the most formidable combatants ever to walk the streets. Billy and Jimmy will use their feet, fists, elbows and whatever weapons come to hand to defeat the gang that kidnapped Billy’s girlfriend.

“Double Dragon” will be available worldwide for 400 Microsoft® Points and is rated E10+ by the Entertainment Software Rating Board, with mild suggestive themes and violence.

Game Features:

  • Two-player co-op multiplayer locally or over Xbox LIVE
  • Special extras such as a look at the original Japanese and U.S. “Double Dragon” sales fliers
  • Gameplay with either the original graphics or with new high-definition graphics
  • All new music
  • Hints and tips for newcomers
  • Three leaderboards
  • Customizable button configurations
  • Ability to earn up to 12 Achievements and 200 Gamerscore points

That's right folks, Double Dragon is coming to XBLA in just about 12 hours from now! One of the great classics with Live! multiplayer support no less, and only for 400 MS points. Sounds like a pretty good deal to me this go round!

Enjoy this weeks Xbox Live Arcade release everyone, I know I will!

View: Original Story @ Teamxbox (with screenshots)
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