Hard Corps Uprising Gunning To Xbox Live Feb 16th, Beyond Good & Evil HD To Follow

By Ishaan . January 5, 2011 . 9:33pm

Microsoft are kicking off another annual Xbox Live Arcade promotion, titled House Party, on February 16th, and it includes a number of new XBLA games you might be interested in.


The big ones are Hard Corps Uprising, an anime styled side-scrolling shooter by Arc System Works and Konami, which will release on Feb 16th. Hard Corps Uprising is inspired by Contra: Hard Corps, but Konami are spinning it off into its own new franchise.


Joining it later will be Torchlight by the ex-Diablo 2 team, Runic Games, Beyond Good & Evil HD, Bejeweled Blitz Live, and Full House Poker. No dates for these games have been specified yet.

  • Torchlight is coming to consoles? I didnt know that…its not going to distract them from Torchilight 2 is it? I have torchilight on steam so I wont be double dipping.

    Speak of the devil incarnate, didnt we not just bring up Beyond Good and Evil in that Ubisoft article just a few days ago?! Wow, I cant believe the HD version is coming soon. Dude, Imma buy it on day 1…I wonder if the Wii will get it too, considering the game did come out for the Gamecube….

    • Wouldn’t that sort of defeat the purpose of the “HD” version of BGE?

    • NeoTechni

      You’re wondering if Wii, a system incapable of HD will get a game with HD in the title?

    • HarryHodd

      Wii owners can play thier gamecube copy.

    • You do know this has been announced for quite a long time now, right?(Both Torchlight AND BGE HD) On top of that, you do know the Wii is NOT an HD console, right? This is mainly for the two systems that are NOT backwards compatible, thus Wii owners can easily get the classic version minus achievements.

    • Hahaha.

    • Torchlight is only coming to 360 and even vanilla BG&E couldn’t fit on the Wii unless it was a retail release. Besides the fact that, as everyone pointed out, the Wii is NOT an HD system.

  • Yukito

    That image…….. Contra 3 much? O.o….. I know is it inspired, but I swear, I remember a part in the first level EXACTLY like that.

    • When the game was announced, it was announced as a prequel to the contra series…

    • Code

      It’s not really out of the ordinary, it was used before Contra 3 too, it’s a reoccurring boss in the series >w<

  • HarryHodd

    Very much looking forward to Hard Corps and Beyond Good and Evil HD.

    • thebanditking

      BG&E should be on a disc, the game will likely be larger then what I want to download.

  • Want to buy all 3, hopefully some good deals on ms points soon

  • PrinceHeir

    love the sprites but i would love a Guilty Gear 3 game :D

  • z_merquise

    Wait, Hard Corps release date only for XBox360!? What happened from the PSN? Don’t tell it’s something to do with that Sony’s “2D policy” bull-crap again!

    • Uh, do you expect Microsoft to announce when something is coming for PSN?

  • Aiddon

    Hard Corps, Beyond Good and Evil, and Torchlight definitely look to be worth the money.

  • Code

    Finally a date for Hard Corps >w< although I'm holding out for the PSN version, which will hopefully be around the same time.

  • Hard Corps: Uprising is going to be great, because it’s catered to the hardcore Contra fanatics, the casual and those of us who are wimps when it comes to run ‘n gun games were one hit and your dead (I.e. me :D)

    • Code

      Actually you have a health bar, not saying it’ll do a lot though opo; rar, plus you can DEFLECT BULLETS +o+ slap those suckers out of the air! arg, I can’t wait! I’m going to die and burn constantly and love every minute of it!

      • From what I’ve read, there IS a mode without the health bar. As someone who has beaten Shattered Soldier’s real last boss and seen all of the endings for Contra: Hard Corps, that’s the mode I’ll be playing.

      • As Charles Lupula said, there is a mode without health, hence why I said it caters to everyone – from the hardcore to the wimps :D

        • Code

          Awesome >w<~!! I'll likely play at a middle of the road difficulty first time then go up from there, unless the game beats me down so badly that I have to go play wimp mode too opo; rar, I wanna play co-op higher then casual but I know unless it has online co-op only a handful of people I know locally will last more then seconds in this game TpT;

  • thebanditking

    Ishaan, what about PSN release dates?

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