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Hardcore Mecha

Platform(s): Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4
Genre: Platformer
Publisher: Lightning Games
Developer: RocketPunch Games
Release Date: October 2020

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'Hardcore Mecha' (ALL) Gets Nintendo Switch Date - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 17, 2020 @ 5:58 p.m. PDT

Hardcore Mecha is a 2D platformer action focusing on a better handling where you choose your favorite mecha, and experience fast-paced hardcore battles in either single or multiplayer!

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 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.

Multiplayer 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.

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.


“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,” said Louiky Mu, Producer at RocketPunch. “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.”

Hardcore Mecha is now available to pre-order on the Nintendo eShop, and Lightning Games has released a new demo that showcases the "single-player mode" and "local multiplayer" modes.

Currently available on PS4 and PC (Steam), Hardcore Mecha will be launching on Nintendo Switch in October 15, 2020.


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