Hard Corps: Uprising, prequel to 1994’s Contra: Hard Corps, is now available for download on Live Arcade for 1200 MS Points. For those wanting the complete package, day-one DLC is also available in the form of two additional characters, Harley Daniels and Sayuri, for 200 MS Points. The beefed-up Daniels and nimble, sword-wielding Sayuri join the original duo, Bahamut and Krystal, in the war against the Commonwealth.
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.
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