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Friday, June 4, 2010

New Contra Announced for PSN and XBLA

Hard Corps Uprising to be spiritual successor to original Genesis game, under development by Arc System Works.

By Kat Bailey


Having already made an appearance on WiiWare, Contra will soon be making the jump to the PlayStation Network and Xbox Live Arcade. This time though, it will be as a spiritual successor to the Sega Genesis's Contra Hard Corps.

IGN has an early hands-on preview of Hard Corps: Uprising, which is being developed by Arc System Works, best-known for their work on titles including BlazBlue and Guilty Gear.

While the look is a bit more anime than usual, the gameplay looks to be much the same as previous games. The first level will reportedly include the familiar wall boss, and power-ups like the Spread Shot will also be making their return.

Contra has a reputation for being tough, and the Hard Corps mode will stick with the series traditions. However, there will also be a Rising Mode, which will allow players to take three bullets before going down, instead of just one.

Hard Corps: Uprising is slated for a winter release. Expect more detailed impressions at E3.