New Contra game coming to XBLA and PSN

A new Contra game is on its way to the Playstation Network and Xbox Live Arcade with a brand new look. Titled Hard Corps: Uprising, the next-gen follow-up to Contra: Hard Corps for the Sega Genesis, was described by Konami as a “homage to the legacy of Konami run-and-gun platformers” in a hands-on preview on IGN.

Above: Hard Corps: Uprising looks pretty anim-azing. We love the new look for the gritty run-and-gun series

Above: Compare the new image from Hard Corps: Uprising to the original Contra: Hard Corps for the Sega Genesis

Above: Burly boxart for Contra: Hard Corps

Hard Corps: Uprising is currently slated for a winter 2010 release. It's being developed by Arc System Works, the folks behind BlazBlue and the Guilty Gear games, which may explain the fresh anime art style.

Jun 4, 2010


  • Kisokuiki - June 5, 2010 4:39 a.m.

    @headofdoom: Probotector games were the European versions of Contra. They were censored so that all the humans were replaced with robots, but I don't think there were any other changes.
  • Mexicutioner - June 4, 2010 9:55 p.m.

    I'm not really sure how I feel about Arc System working on this game. On the one hand, the Guilty Gear games and BlazBlue were fantastic, but then again, Guilty Gear Overture kinda sucked, so who knows. I'll play it, but it better not be 15 bucks though.
  • headofdoom - June 4, 2010 9:25 p.m.

    get confused with contra...was conta what was remade into probotector on the snes? it was great but think the megadrive version was better.
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  • 510BrotherPanda - June 4, 2010 8:52 p.m.

    Does Konami have any input on this, or did those other developers ask them for any advice? Hope there aren't copyrighting complications or whatever.

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