Double Dragon is being revived in 3D by the studio behind Dragon Ball FighterZ

Double Dragon Gets a 3D Reimagining from Arc System Works

Classic side-scrolling beat-’em-up Double Dragon is getting a modern 3D makeover courtesy of the talented team at Arc System Works, known for their work on games like Dragon Ball FighterZ and Guilty Gear.

First introduced in arcades in 1987, Double Dragon has spawned several sequels, spin-offs, and crossover titles over the years for both arcade and home consoles. Arc System Works acquired the rights to the series in 2015 and released Double Dragon 4 in 2017, which received mixed reviews.

While Double Dragon 4 and Double Dragon Gaiden: Rise Of The Dragons maintained the retro 2D pixel art style of the series, Arc System Works has now revealed their plans for a modern reimagining in 3D.

Double Dragon Gaiden: Rise of the Dragons released last year.Watch on YouTube

The latest issue of Japanese gaming magazine Weekly Famitsu, as reported by, announced the upcoming release of Double Dragon Revive. This new installment in the series is set to launch next year on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, and PC.

While details are scarce, the game is said to feature modernized controls, difficulty options, and beloved characters from the series like the Lee brothers, Roper, and Abobo, all reimagined in 3D. Check out the screenshots below for a sneak peek at the visual overhaul.

Eurogamer contributor Simon Parkin expressed some skepticism about Double Dragon 4 in his review back in 2017, citing its outdated design. With the upcoming release of Double Dragon Revive, fans can look forward to a more contemporary take on the classic series. Stay tuned for more updates leading up to the game’s launch on PlayStation, Xbox, and PC next year.