If you've been hoping that Capcom would give the Bionic Commando: Rearmed or Ultimate Ghosts 'n Goblins treatment to the arcade classic Strider, then you are in for some disappointment. While there is interest in such a project, Capcom isn't ready to move forward with it. Part of the problem seems to involve issues with turning the iconic Strider moments from 2D to modern 3D. Capcom Senior Community Manager Seth Killian explains.
Here's a question for you guys though: Could a Strider in 3D recapture that same magic? Would it have to invent new magic? I'd love to see the giant mechanical Ape, or the politburo that turns into a giant robotic centipede w/sickle in 3d, but a lot of the best mechanics of the fights were very 2d-centric. I can already think of cool ways you could recreate that in 3d, but what do you think as Strider fans?
Who says a new Strider has to be in full 3D? Just give the original game the Rearmed treatment and keep it in 2D, but with 3D models and objects. Release it as a downloadable title for $10 and watch the accolades and revenue pour in. As a franchise, Strider just can't catch a break.