Today Lightning Games and RocketPunch announced the release date of the Nintendo Switch version of the side-scrolling mecha action game Hardcore Mecha.
The announcement was made during the Japanese version of the Nintendo Direct mini, and for some reason, it did not appear in the western version, but Lightning Games confirmed that the game is coming worldwide on October 15.
Besides the fact that the game features beautiful 2D graphics, great animation, and lovely gameplay, this is interesting because its development 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. Now, it’s going to expand to Nintendo territory.
Below you can check out the new trailer.
If you’re unfamiliar with the game, here’s how it’s officially described by the publisher.
“In Campaign Mode you take control of Mercenary Tarethur O’Connell, an ACE pilot of Hardcore Defense Corp, were drawn into a conspiracy rebellion during a mission. Facing continuous battles and overwhelming conflicts, Tarethur starts to re-think about what he is really fighting for. 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, giving a greater ability to explore the environment and engage in further platform-based combat.
In Survival Mode, players encounter over 50 types of enemy mechas with various designs and details in all kinds of scenes such as mineshaft, underwater, urban, and space. Survive, breakthrough and improve skills and equipment in between level and missions.
Multiplay mode allows players to select from a huge roster of customizable mechas and showcase amazing freestyle combo moves and experience the high-speed hardcore competitive PVP battles. HARDCORE MECHA supports online multiplayer and local split-screen for up to four players. The Nintendo Switch version also allows players to use Local Wireless mode to play face to face.”
The press release included a comment by producer Louiky Mu.
“HARDCORE MECHA is a gorgeously stylized 2D mecha experience that fans will love, with a huge variety of mechs and killer combos to unleash during the deep campaign or while battling against friends,
And after it’s success on Steam and PlayStation 4, we’re happy players can now experience the fast-paced combat of HARDCORE MECHA on the go with the Nintendo Switch.”