Publisher Lightning Games is teaming up with developer RocketPunch Games to bring 2D shooter Hardcore Mecha to the Nintendo Switch later this year, it has been confirmed.
Described as a cross between Metal Slug and Super Robot Wars, Hardcore Mecha features three game modes – Campaign, Multiplayer, and Survival – and offers customizable robots, 'freestyle' combo attacks, PvP battles and loads of anime-style cutscenes.
First announced back in 2016 and funded via Kickstarter, Hardcore Mecha won a bunch of awards at the Tokyo Game show, as well as scooping a Developer Award at the PlayStation Awards 2019. It launched on PC in 2019 and PS4 in January of this year.
Our pals over at Push Square thought it was pretty great, giving it 8/10 and saying:
Developer RocketPunch Games displays a clear love of all things mecha with Hardcore Mecha, a side scrolling mission-based action shooter that tells a surprisingly engaging story. Taking obvious inspiration from the likes of Gundam and just about any other mecha anime that you can think of, it's a tale that's packed with cliches and twists that you'll see coming a mile away -- but that doesn't stop it from being a heartfelt ode to the giants of the genre. The story has some genuinely great moments, punctuated by slick animation and cool character design.
Are you looking forward to playing this on your Switch, or have you had your fill already on PC or PS4? Share your thoughts with a comment below.
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I wouldn't mind this on the go, it looks fun enough.
I'm going to get that physical copy of Hardcore Mecha from Play-Asia, no doubt.
Inject it in my veins!
The artstyle is nice but I lost most of my interest when I saw the actual gameplay
Was waiting for Amazon JPN but PreOrdered with PA for now and seeing I can cancel it that is good should Amazon JPN show up.
I’m down for some of this... probably... though I still need to watch the video. (Data doesn’t grow on trees!) 😛
Looks nice, although I'm worried it might be sluggish to control. The animations look a little slow...but I'm cautiously intrigued.
this is all kinds of awesome! im gonna blindly buy this game regardless of the reviews it gets
Oh wow, that is some hot mecha action! It really looks like it will scratch that Assault Suit Leynos/Cybernator itch.
May become the first game I've imported in a while!
Reminds me about one great game!
Metal Warriors for the Snes!
I hope they eventually appear on the Nintendo Switch online.
The rewind feature will help a lot.
It's an o.k game, nowhere near the level of the given references though.
Not a fan of the paper doll look... would've looked epic with just pixels... Oh well...
@Daniel36 That paper doll look bothers me too. Seems like a decent game otherwise.
How does this relate to Super Robot Wars?
Front Mission Gun Hazard sounds like a more apt comparison as a run and gun spinoff of a TTBS about giant robots?
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