The Strider's "Spiritual Successor," Cannon Dancer, has been officially confirmed for Switch

The Strider's "Spiritual Successor," Cannon Dancer, has been officially confirmed for Switch ...

Cannon Dancer, popularly referred to as the unofficial sequel to Capcom's Strider, was announced just a few weeks ago. We kept our excitement hidden under wraps until we received a release date for 2023, as well as some more information on a special physical release.

The above teaser gives us a first look at Cannon Dancer's console gameplay, which demonstrates you climbing, punching, and shooting your way into a gloriously retro dystopian future. All of this is accompanied by a shredding soundtrack, too; could a trailer get any cooler?

The time spent in Western arcades in the 1990s was slashed by a limited number of machines and the advent of home gaming. Developed by designer Kouichi 'Isuke' Yotsui (known for his work on Strider) and the artist Takashi Kogure, the game has since become one of the most sought-after games in arcade history.

The Switch's new release in early 2023 will be the first time many of us will see Cannon Dancer, and what a joy it will be to play it! With a brand-new translation and additional features, including improved graphics and a rewind function, the re-release promises to be the real deal.

Check out the ININ Games' official breakdown below for more information.

For the first time in history, retro games are available on modern consoles - Classic retro game mechanics, praised for their speed and agility - Three different types of weapons - Tons of bosses and enemies - Variety of fascinating retro scenarios and graphics with bright and even psychedelic colors, related to the last bosses of each stage - Rewind feature - Save and Load feature

Cannon Dancer will be at the Tokyo Games Show next week, with publisher ININ Games currently advertising a meet-and-greet opportunity with Yotsui-san and Kogure-san on September 17th. Keep an eye on the studio's Twitter for further information.

ININ Games has also announced that the title would be available in a limited edition (physical copy and game manual) as well as a Collector's Edition, which will include an art book, game soundtrack, postcards, arcade coins, and more. The first pre-orders will be available on September 18th at 3pm PST/ 6pm EST/ 11pm BST.

With only a few months till the game's release, we're ready to plunge into the dystopian future and exercise our muscles while defeating a corrupt government.

What do you think of the Cannon Dancer trailer? Have you ever played the game before? Share your memories below!