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IGN: E3 2010: (Contra) Hard Corps Preview

ign.com: Contra: Hard Corps on the SEGA Genesis is one of my favorite Contra games. The enormous bosses, branching paths, and epic action sequences made for one of the most thrilling 16-bit experiences back in the day. So imagine my delight when Konami told me it is bringing the spiritual sequel to Contra: Hard Corps to Xbox Live Arcade and the PlayStation Network this year. Picture a more anime-styled Contra game with the word "Contra" removed from the title, and you're starting to get a good idea of what Hard Corps: Uprising is. Konami describes it as "homage to legacy Konami run-and-gun platformers," of which Contra is the most famous (although there is also Rush 'N Attack, which is getting a facelift this year, as well). I got to play a bit of Hard Corpse recently and came away excited.

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Cajun Chicken2752d ago

I've never heard of this before, but this looks awesome. I have to question why 'Contra' license got removed though.

dizzleK2752d ago

contra hard corps is THE hardest game i've ever had the (dis)pleasure of playing.

SilverSlug2752d ago

Why is IGN labeling stuff "E3" already?

dirthurts2752d ago

Too bad it's all cartoony looking, but stuff still blows up good. : )

Godmars2902752d ago

Was sad - pissed - to hear that sprites were going to become rare/too expensive to do in HD. Hope this is the first example of that turning around.

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