All the way back in 1996, a slew of ex-Capcom designers, including Strider’s Kouichi Yotsui, created a coin-op game called Cannon Dancer, which was also known as Osman in the United States. Despite making its way into arcades, the game never got ported to consoles at the time, and has spent the last three decades in obscurity. Next week, it’ll release on PS5 and PS4.
Available from 13th April, the port has been created with oversight from Yotsui, and features the original arcade experience with some optional contemporary conveniences. These include save states and the ability to rewind your gameplay, so you can correct any mistakes in what is guaranteed to be a brutal and unforgiving release. You can also enable some help, like invincible jumps, slides, and attacks – but only if you want to, of course!
Obviously, it’s exciting to see another classic preserved on modern consoles, and we’ve never actually played this one, so we’re stoked to give it a whirl for the first time.
This. Is. Awesome!
Dope! I love drops like this
N.i.c.e. i got strider on my ps4 pro.cool game.cannon dancer looks almost like a sequel to it.word up son
Can’t wait! Inin games is really doing fine work breathing new life into old games. Their Ninja Ja Ja Maru collection is fantastic, though the three separate releases is a bit confusing.
Odd that I've never heard of this!
Looks suitably hardcore.
Loved Strider back in the day (top MegaDrive conversion too) and big fan of the modern remake so am definitely picking this up.
Never heard of this until today, but Strider was always a big favourite of mine (still one of the most faithful Mega Drive ports, especially considering how early in its life it came out) — definitely gonna give this a whirl
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