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Why Strider won't be affected by Amazon's acquisition of Double Helix

Amazon's acquisition of Double Helix Games won't affect the upcoming Strider reboot, producer Andrew Szymanski said during a Q&A yesterday on Capcom Unity.

"Has Amazon's purchase of DH affected the development of Strider in any way?" asked user Scion.

It won't, Szymanski said, because the game is complete.

"Amazon's purchase of DH does not affect Strider at all," Szymanski wrote. "Game comes out in a few days, and we've put everything we want to put in the game at $14.99. No DLC — all of our bonus stuff is unlocked through obtaining collectibles in the game. So DH's work is done, though I do wish them the best with whatever they do moving forward."

An Amazon spokesperson confirmed to Polygon last week that the company acquired Double Helix, the studio that also developed the Killer Instinct reboot for Xbox One. Soon thereafter, Microsoft said it would be working with a "new development partner" on Killer Instinct.

Strider is set for a Feb. 18 release on PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. It will arrive on Windows PC Feb. 19. For more on the game, be sure to check out Polygon's impressions.

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