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June 4, 2023

Andreas Betsche

Singaporean Beat ‘Em Up Double Dragon Gaiden: Rise of the Dragons Gets Release Date

June 4, 2023 | Andreas Betsche

Singaporean game studio Secret Base announces official release date for Double Dragon Gaiden: Rise of the Dragons

Singapore-based game development studio Secret Base, in collaboration with publisher Modus Games, has revealed the official release date for their highly anticipated beat ’em up title, Double Dragon Gaiden: Rise of the Dragons. Scheduled to launch on July 27th, the game will be accessible on various gaming platforms, including PC, Nintendo Switch, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, and PlayStation 4.

Classic aesthetics meet updated visuals and new soundtrack

Double Dragon Gaiden: Rise of the Dragons pays homage to the beloved series by retaining its classic aesthetic while introducing updated pixel art visuals. The well-known heroes and villains have undergone a refreshing yet faithful redesign and will be accompanied by an entirely new soundtrack. The game showcases tag team battles in a city ravaged by criminal activities, incorporating new roguelite elements. Players can anticipate a diverse roster of characters and unlockable bonuses, rejuvenating the series’ trademark side-scrolling action.

Multiplayer options and roguelite elements

One of the standout features of the game is its multiplayer capabilities. Double Dragon Gaiden: Rise of the Dragons offers local co-op for two players, allowing friends to collaborate to restore order to New York City’s streets. Furthermore, the developers have announced plans for an online co-op update later this year, expanding the cooperative gameplay experience.

Customizable difficulty levels and gameplay modes

The developers have incorporated adjustable difficulty levels, optional permadeath, and infinite modes to enable players to tailor their experience to their preferred playstyle. These features aim to deliver an engaging and challenging gameplay experience for both newcomers and long-time fans of the franchise.

Singaporean studio Secret Base entrusted with the Double Dragon franchise

Secret Base, the Singaporean studio behind Double Dragon Gaiden: Rise of the Dragons, has previously showcased their expertise in creating horror-themed beat ’em up games with multiplayer and permadeath mechanics through their previous title, Streets of Red: Devil’s Dare Deluxe. It is commendable to witness the trust placed in a local Southeast Asian studio for such an enduring franchise like Double Dragon.

Double Dragon Gaiden: Rise of the Dragons set to thrill fans with its modernized take on the beloved series

Fans of the Double Dragon series and enthusiasts of beat ’em up games can eagerly anticipate the release of Double Dragon Gaiden: Rise of the Dragons on July 27th. The game promises to offer a modernized interpretation of the beloved franchise, incorporating exciting new features and multiplayer options.


Andreas Betsche

Andreas Betsche founded Virtual SEA in early 2016 after researching Cambodian mobile games for his Master’s thesis. He has a background in Southeast Asia studies and has worked and lived in Cambodia, Malaysia, and Indonesia. Since he has been actively playing games since the early 90s, combing both worlds in Virtual SEA brought together both of his passions.

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