Today Chinese independent developer RocketPunch Games announced that its side-scrolling mecha action game Hardcore Mecha is coming to Nintendo Switch.
The game will be released on Nintendo’s console in October 2020.
Besides the fact that the game features beautiful 2D graphics, great animation, and lovely gameplay, this is also interesting because it was supported by Sony Interactive Entertainment’s China Hero Project.
That being said, it was never a full PS4 exclusive, as it also launched for PC, and apparently now Rocket Punch is extending to another console.
Below you can check out the first screenshots of the Switch version.
If you’re unfamiliar with the game, you can read an official description below. You can also take a look at the spectacular story trailer.
“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.”