Today Chinese Independent developer RocketPunch Games finally announced the western release date of the PS4 version of Hardcore Mecha.
The game was launched back in June, but only the PC version reached the west, while the PS4 version was confined to Japan and Asia.
At long last western PS4 players will be able to play the game on January 14.
The game, which was originally financed via Kickstarter with the name Code: Hardcore and then supported by Sony’s China Hero Project, is an absolutely charming 2D platformer with fantastic animation and great gameplay.
You can check out a trailer below.
If you’re unfamiliar with the game, you can read an official description below:
“HARDCORE MECHA is a 2D platformer where players choose their mecha as they embark on a thrilling action-packed adventure filled with shooting, flying and exquisite animations – imagine a mix of Metal Slug and Super Robot Wars! The game features 3 major game modes: Campaign, Multiplayer, and Survival mode.
In Campaign Mode you take control of Tarethur, a mercenary charged with the task of finding a missing intelligence officer on Mars. Players will be engrossed in a story of conspiracy and insurgency consisting of 8 chapters and 18 stages ranging from deep underwater, out in space or confined in urban environments, all gorgeously realized with seamless animated cutscenes. In several stages, Human pilots can also exit their mechas, thus expanding the ability to explore the environment and engage in further platform-based combat.
The Multiplayer mode allows players to select from a multitude of customizable mechas to showcase amazing freestyle combo moves and experience the fast-paced hardcore competitive PVP battles. HARDCORE MECHA supports online Multiplayer and local split-screen for up to four players. For players that are looking for further challenges beyond the 10-hour single-player campaign, there is a Survival mode, “Simulation Battle”. Here players can choose from the 40 mechas that appear in-game, as they fight to survive against waves of deadly enemies.”
We also get a comment from producer Louiky_
“HARDCORE MECHA is a truly stylized 2D Mech action game that platformer fans will love, with a huge variety of mechs and killer moves to master, it delivers on our promise to create a truly competitive action game.
We’re thrilled to announce that both North America and European PlayStation 4 players can now battle it out with their chosen mecha.”
f you’re interested in figures, you can take a look at the rather awesome one reproducing Hardcore Mecha’s hero mech, the MFX-20T Thunderbolt [S].