German publisher Strictly Limited Games, specialised in the production of limited, physical collector’s editions of digital download-only games for PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita and Nintendo Switch, managed to rediscover a previously believed lost treasure: 25 years after its completion, the action-platformer „HardCore“, initially developed by Digital Illusions, is finally getting released. Its console debut will be exclusive to PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita, available digitally on PlayStation Network and as a physical retail-version. Packed with elaborate art design and an attentive eye for details “Project HardCore” (working title) is scheduled for release in the first half of 2019.
“Project HardCore” (working title) is a eurostyle MetroidVania-platformer appealing especially to classic 2D-action-game enthusiasts with its intricate level design and numerous mid- and end-bosses. Vertical-scrolling Shoot ‘Em Up-stages, originally planned to be exclusive to the Sega Mega CD version, will also be integrated into the final version, delivering the most complete experience possible and bringing back memories of games like SWIV for the Commodore Amiga.