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GamerBytes did a little number-crunching on the Xbox Live Arcade leaderboards for last month, and while we don't have exact numbers on Xbox Live titles (other than Major Nelson's usual list of most-played and purchased games), these are usually a rough indication of what business was like on Micr...

March 23rd 2011 at 2:00pm 0 Comments
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The "Leviathan" DLC is now available for the Xbox Live Arcade version of Hard Corps: Uprising, Konami's downloadable run-and-gun whose similarity to Contra is total coincidence, we're sure. The DLC isn't available on PlayStation Network yet because ... the game won't be available on PSN until tom...

March 14th 2011 at 11:35am 0 Comments
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The first title in the Xbox Live Arcade House Party promotion has been released. A Contra game in all but name, Hard Corps: Uprising should prove very familiar to series fans. In fact, it might even be a bit too familiar. Take a look at the latest XBLA in Brief and see if this game tickles your tri...

February 16th 2011 at 2:00pm 0 Comments
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Leading the charge on February 16 in XBLA's House Party promotion is Konami's "not-Contra" title, Hard Corps: Uprising, for 1200 MS points ($15). Alongside the news of the game's price, Konami dropped off a gaggle of new screenshots as well. No Bill or Lance to be found, unfortunately.

January 11th 2011 at 5:40pm 0 Comments
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I played through the brief demo level of Hard Corps: Uprising during E3 and ... it was definitely a Contra game. (Well, apart from being able to take more than one hit before dying.) The game, which is a pseudo-sequel to Contra: Hard Corps, looked gorgeous, and, once I'd gotten used to the new dash...

June 22nd 2010 at 7:30pm 0 Comments
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GameVideos recently got its hands on a pair of video demonstrations of Arc System Works and Konami's spiritual Contra successor, Hard Corps: Uprising. One features a single-player run-through of the game's opening level, while the other fills us with the capacity to love again.

June 12th 2010 at 7:00pm 0 Comments
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It's Contra in all but name. That's what IGN asserts about Hard Corps: Uprising, a new PSN and XBLA run-and-gun expected for release this year. Despite the fact that the side-scrolling shooting gameplay we expect from a traditional Contra is present, and despite the fact that this is actually a sequ...

June 3rd 2010 at 7:01pm 0 Comments