“Heroes never die. They are reborn.” So goes the tagline in the trailer for the upcoming game, Strider. Well darn, Hiryu, for a hero, you’re a little long in the tooth. I had to consult Wikipedia and TvTropes to figure out your history and significance. I don’t have a huge amount of hands-on experience with arcade- and NES-era games, but when I've literally never heard of a character before, I feel obligated to admit it.
You might know who I’m talking about here if you’re a member of the target audience for Marvel vs. Capcom or Namco x Capcom. Such crossover games are the only appearances the legendary Strider Hiryu has made in recent years, since his native series hasn't been on the New Releases shelves since 1999. Heroes are reborn, huh? Hiryu’s not a phoenix – he’s the victim of a necromancer!
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