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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 onIGN.

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 beingdeveloped by Arc System Works, the folks behind BlazBlue and the Guilty Gear games, which may explain thefresh anime art style.

Jun 4, 2010