Strider Hiryu 2 was originally released in December 1999 in Japan. The title of this game translates from Japanese as 'Flying Dragon Strider 2'.
This game is known outside Japan as "Strider 2
This is not the first Strider sequel to be released. U.S. Gold published a game known as "Strider Returns" to various home consoles, such as the Sega Genesis/Mega Drive, throughout the early 1990s. However, the game was poorly received by critics and gamers alike due to poor gameplay. Because of its failure and the true sequel being named Strider 2, it is possible that Capcom actually denied its existence.
The first background music from Stage 1 (Armed Fortress Invasion 1) samples 'Shot in the Dark', a song from Ozzy Osbourne.
Suleputer released a limited-edition soundtrack album for this game (Strider Hiryu 2 Original Soundtrack - CPCA-1035) on January 21, 2000.