With no real desire to work in video games, young Kouichi Yotsui joined Capcom as a means to pay outstanding loans from his college film project - a financial burden made heavier by his use of expensive 16mm film. There, at the recommendation of mentor Shinichi "Yossan" Yoshimoto, co-designer of Ghouls n' Ghosts, he wrote a treatment for a game that caught someone's attention within the creative hierarchy. Although it would never see the light of day, it instilled enough confidence to place Yotsui - credited in-game as "Isuke" - In the driving seat of a new three-tiered collaborative venture.
A new Strider game is in the works, the internet has discovered.
The developer behind Bionic Commando, Wanted and Terminator: Salvation worked on a Strider reboot and a Streets of Rage remake before it closed down.
Cult classic action platformer Strider is coming to the European Virtual Console, according to Nintendo Life.
Game developers should resist the temptation to reproduce the techniques used by filmmakers when trying to replicate emotion and storytelling.
Strider 1 / 2 (2000)
Strider 1 Gamepage
Strider 2 Gamepage