Konami’s Hard Corps: Uprising is now available on the PlayStation Network and along with the game, three new downloadable characters will be available for purchase at launch, as players have the opportunity to play as Harley Daniels, Sayuri and Leviathan.
Harley Daniels is extra tough, starting with four health bars instead of three, while Sayuri provides players with quicker movement and a deadly Samurai blade attack. Leviathan rounds out the group with only one weapon slot, but his Moonsault, Sliding Attack, and Grenade Throws more than make up for it.
Developed by ARC System Works, Hard Corps: Uprising is said to bring an “exciting new look to a traditionally retro genre, all the while keeping with the frenetic gameplay that defines the shooter category,” says Konami.
Hard Corps: Uprising follows the soldier, Bahamut, as he begins to rise in strength and write his legend. Multiple game modes allow seasoned pros to show off their skills and enable genre neophytes to reach victory. Rising Mode affords new players the opportunity to earn points by overcoming enemies while under the protection of the life gauge system.
This new system allows them to team up with advanced players cooperatively on or offline without the threat of sudden death. Superior players will feel right at home in Arcade Mode, modeled after the classic run-and-gun aesthetic. Playing solo or co-op, players will have to prove their expertise by finding numerous achievements and avoiding sudden death.
Players all over the world can also link up via Online Co-Op Mode to view rankings, achievements and leader boards. Hard Corps: Uprising features challenging new levels, numerous power-up patterns and epic bosses.
In addition, Rising Mode features a multitude of power-ups and skills, and additional content, such as characters, wallpapers and avatar outfits, will be available for download.
With the addition of breathtaking animations throughout the game, gamers will be immersed in the fast-paced thrills and exciting action that has always defined the 2D run-and-gun genre.