'Double Dragon Neon' gameplay video is so '80s it hurts

Double Dragon Neon, WayForward Technologies' reboot of the brotherly beat-'em-up, looks like it came straight out of the '80s in a gameplay video released today by publisher Majesco Entertainment.

Double Dragon Neon, WayForward Technologies' reboot of the brotherly beat-'em-up, looks like it came straight out of the '80s in a gameplay video released today by publisher Majesco Entertainment.

Jimmy and Billy are back on another quest to save Marian, the girl they're literally fighting over. She's been kidnapped by a supernatural villain named Skullmageddon, so the boys must team up (in two-player "bro-op") to get her back.

The original Double Dragon came out 25 years ago, and Neon looks like it's brimming with '80s sensibilities, like the trailer's Def Leppard-lite music about putting the "pedal to the metal." Players can pick up songs dropped by downed enemies for the Mix-Tape, which holds upgrades and special abilities.

Granted, the '80s didn't have expensive plasma screens.

We spent some time playing Double Dragon Neon at PAX East 2012, and its gameplay seemed like it came from 1987, too — everything felt rather slow.

Double Dragon Neon will launch on PlayStation Network on September 11th for $9.99, and on Xbox Live Arcade on September 12th for 800 Microsoft Points. PlayStation Plus members will be able to play it for free from launch until January.

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