Strictly Limited Games resurrects a forgotten Psygnosis game
The game, once thought lost forever, will make its console debut on PlayStation 4 and Vita.
A "MetroidVania" game that was originally set to be published by Psygnosis on the Mega Drive, Mega CD and Commodore Amiga will finally see the light of day after very nearly never releasing at all, German publisher Strictly Limited Games announced earlier today. It is scheduled to arrive on PlayStation 4 and Vita during the first half of 2019, in both physical and digital editions.
Project HardCore, as it is currently--but perhaps not indefinitely--called was developed by Digital Illusions C.E. but was ultimately scrapped as the industry moved onward to newer and more exciting consoles. Even DICE itself lost track of the data and documentation, but now "HardCore" is getting a second chance at life thanks to the efforts of Strictly Limited Games.
"In 2017, thanks to some fortunate circumstances and the help of some friends, Strictly LImited Games managed to locate a copy of the original build," the publisher announced in today's press release. "Supported by some of the most talented minds and experts of the gaming industry, the two founding members Dennis Mendel and Benedict Braitsch have since then been working on the recovery of this retro-treasure for current-gen gaming platforms."
Staff article by Jason Venter (August 16, 2018)
Jason Venter has been playing games for 30 years, since discovering the Apple IIe version of Mario Bros. in his elementary school days. Now he writes about them, here at HonestGamers and also at other sites that agree to pay him for his words.
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