That's what this video tells me
Capcom-Unity has posted this new video pointing out some of the cameos, references and easter eggs one could discover in Strider. The franchise has a long history, despite how relatively few releases have come in that time, and this video shows how mindful the developers were of that. There's at least a little something included from almost every game in the series just in what's shown here.
I've had enough to play for the moment that I've been able to resist plonking down on Strider, but the reviews and comments from the cohort here have made it more challenging. Now that I know they're using classic "Pow" icons, how can I resist?