Beat-'em-ups have been on the rise in recent years, so why not keep things rolling? Double Dragon Gaiden: Rise of the Dragons is a brand new entry in the storied series, and it's coming to PS5 and PS4 very soon.

Developed by Secret Base (Streets of Red: Devil's Dare Deluxe) and published by Modus Games, this is a retro-style side-scrolling beat-'em-up that has you pummelling goons in the streets of 199X New York. It's very much inspired by the classics, but of course, this modern iteration has one or two things to set itself apart.

The game will feature a total of 13 playable characters, so you won't just be hitting the streets with Billy and Jimmy Lee. Two others are the gun-wielding Marian and newcomer Uncle Matin, a strong character who uses a riot shield. The big USP here is the game's tag-team mechanic, allowing you to swap between fighters for some unique attacks and to build up some killer combos.

To maximise replayability, the title will also feature a "dynamic mission select function". According to the press release, the order in which you choose your missions will affect fundamental things like mission length, difficulty, and the number of enemies. The aim is that this non-linear structure will allow players to take down the four crime lords and their gangs in more ways than one.

Using special KO moves, you'll earn money and health pick-ups, and of course you can upgrade your brawlers between bouts. As you'd expect, the game will feature local co-op (with online co-op to follow in a post-launch update), so you won't be going it alone.

Releasing in the summer of this year, are you excited for Double Dragon Gaiden: Rise of the Dragons? Uppercut the comments section below.