I may not be old, but I’m old enough to remember a time in which games with such simple mechanics as jamming on an attack button while moving in the right direction were appreciated; Double Dragon Neon belongs to that forlorn genre, and the appreciation of its being will, according to Joystiq, begin when it launches on September 11.
Double Dragon Neon is a full-on spoof of its predecessor and of the era that it belonged to; players will be constantly affronted by such trivial 80’s pieces as mixtape power-ups and, when playing with a friend, will experience the game in a mode so fittingly entitled bro-op. Matters of mocking are only compounded when the title’s leading protagonists pause to greet one another with a ceremonial high five.
Double Dragon Neon will make its way first to the PlayStation Network on September 11 followed the next day by a release on the Xbox Live Arcade. In each case, the game will cost $9.99 (800 Microsoft Points).