Approval of God: The dudes from Capcom who're playing the Strider reboot here suggests that people check out the Ryu Hayabusa Vs. Strider Hiryu episode of Death Battle (though they do spoil that Hiryu wins).
Canon Discontinuity: The Capcom-developed arcade version of Strider 2 is a direct follow-up to the arcade game, and completely ignores the U.S. Gold-produced sequel, Strider II/Strider Returns, that was released for home computers during the early 90's.
What Could Have Been: Strider Hiryu's return for the canceled Capcom Fighting All-Stars. In 3D. Notably, his skillset would have been toned down considerably from Marvel vs. Capcom, with his Cypher only being utilized in specials and supers.