Ninja Strider Hiryu is set to return in 2014 with an all-new Strider title coming to digital channels on Xbox One, PS4, Xbox 360, PS3 and PC, Capcom has announced.

Developed by Double Helix Games in conjunction with Capcom, Strider is a side-scrolling action platformer which promises to remain true to the franchise's roots of fluid combat and free-flowing traversal.

The game begins in the expansive metropolis of Kazakh City, a mix of ornate Russian architecture and futuristic high-rise buildings. The year is Meio: 048, on an alternate dystopian future of Earth. The whole planet suffers under the oppressive, iron-fisted rule of the mysterious and omnipotent Grand Master Meio.

Hiryu is the youngest ever recruit to attain a Special A-Class in the hellish Strider training program, and is the only man capable of achieving the mission to eliminate Grand Master Meio.

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Double Helix doesn't have the best track record having previously created G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, Front Mission Evolved, Battleship and Silent Hill: Homecoming. The California-based studio is also working on Xbox One launch title Killer Instinct.