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Double Dragon IV coming to Switch in September

Posted on August 27, 2017 by (@NE_Brian) in News, Switch eShop

Double Dragon IV will launch for Switch on September 7 via the eShop, Arc System Works has just announced. This should apply to all regions – North America, Europe, and Japan.

Double Dragon IV debuted earlier this year and was created as the next core entry in the series. On Switch, docked, portable, and tabletop modes will be supported. Two players will be supported with each option.

Here’s a previous overview in English from Arc System Works:

The next entry in the side-scrolling action game series Double Dragon is finally here!
The story picks up after the elimination of the Black Warriors in Double Dragon II!

Experience all-new exhilarating action with the original old-school graphics!
Use the art of Sou-Setsu-Ken to rescue the kidnapped Marian!

Plus, new enemy characters including ninjas, karate masters, and sumo wrestlers,
none of which have been seen in Double Dragon before!

There are lots of extra modes, too! Cool new features fans have been waiting for!
Playable enemy characters, VS Mode, Tower Mode, and even more!

And a trailer:

Double Dragon IV will cost $6.99 / 800 yen when it lands on Switch next month.


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  • theFooFighter

    Hey arc system you should port dragon ball fighter Z while you’re at it. Oh and BlazBlue cross tag battle

    • SpectralDynamite


      • Roto Prime


    • Vigilante_blade

      And Guilty Gear.

    • Jefferson Boldrin Cardozo

      If they port FighterZ, they won’t say a word about it before the release of Xenoverse 2…

  • Exy

    Gee, thanks Arc System Works.

  • AquaBat

    Late port, name and story placement still don’t make sense, porting this instead of DBFZ which is what people wanted more…

    • Exy

      Not to mention people generally didn’t like this game on release. But at least they’re supporting Switch.

    • GoldenTriforce

      I mean you can complain about DBFZ a few months after Xenoverse 2 is released. If they are porting it, it would be stupid to announce it before Xenoverse 2 and ruin that games sales.

      • Roto Prime

        This is very good logic….

        • Evan Gustavson

          Not really, a lot of people who complain about FighterZ wish we got it INSTEAD of Xenoverse.
          I find it asinine to refuse to buy a game because “it’s a late port”
          It should not, can not, and DOES NOT matter if PS4 and XBONE have had the games for 1 year, 2 years, or even half a decade. What matters most is whether or not YOU a the game, not when theconsole you have gets it.

          The way I see it, 3rd parties are playing “catch up” since their older multiplatform projects can now run on a Nintendo platform, but their newer projects that were not designed with the Switch in Ansch

          • SpectralDynamite

            Basically, be happy that things get announced and don’t worry about the how, when or why of it.

          • Evan Gustavson

            Yeah, exactly. We’re still getting them late, but at least we aren’t getting them gimped if and when we DO end up getting them like with the Wii U. If anything, we end up with upgrades rather than downgrades. And even a straight up port is better than the downgrades we got on Wii and Wii U

          • Velen (Not WoW)

            I actually agree with you here. Good show.

          • Roto Prime

            I was talking about GoldenTriforce logic not Aquabat….

          • AquaBat

            If the game was in development when Switch SDKs were ready and available and was released after or close to when the Switch was but not even considered for Switch until later, it’s a late port. Don’t give me this nonsense about taking time to optimize. They had all the time in the world to get a Switch SDK and use it.

      • AquaBat

        BS. They’re completely different games.
        If porting over DBFZ ruins Xenoverse 2’s sales, that says more about Xenoverse 2 as a game.
        They’re just holding a DBFZ Switch port hostage because they want another inferior game to sell more.

    • Joshua J. Slone

      This is Arc’s series. Save any complaints about DBFZ for Namco Bandai.

      • AquaBat

        This is Technōs Japan’s series. ArcSys just bought all their IPs in 2015 so they could make more money.

        • Joshua J. Slone

          Sooooo it’s theirs now. They can choose what to do with it. They’re not Namco Bandai, so they don’t have a say in where DB games go.

  • TDude73

    Arc System Works… now you’re playing with power!

  • Gideon Alvin White

    It makes NO SENSE to not upgrade the graphics! It’s 2017

    • James Fox

      You on drugs sir?
      Double Dragon IV is suppose to be a homage to the Double Dragon games on the NES
      Basically, in the same vein as Mega Man 9 & 10

      • Alto Dawkins IV

        Not at all, but it’s 2017 there’s no excuse for any game on modern hardware to look this badly. You can make ol school style games that look better

        • Joshua J. Slone

          The point is not to look like the best NES game, but the existing Double Dragon NES games.

  • Reggie

    Why are people complaining about this? It’s a quick and easy port that literally hurts no one. And why are graphics a matter? It’s clearly supposed to be based on the classic.

  • Lumine

    Why couldn’t we have gotten Double Dragon Neon instead?

  • Bart

    This game, the first one, was such a huge deal when I was a kid… Very nostalgic, I’ll probably be getting this.

  • Addy

    I don’t know about this, I’ve heard the reviews say this isn’t very good.

  • ThreadShadow

    Yes!! I hope Arc System Works ports all the other Double Dragon games to Switch too. I’d love to play the Turbo DUO version of Double Dragon II, and the GBA/Zeebo/iOS Double Dragon.
    There was that unofficial “3D” Double Dragon game being worked on recently, that I think got shut down. I’d like to see it go official, get finished and released on Switch.

  • Daanminator

    Stil no Double Dragon IV in the Dutch PSN store!!!