During the early 1990s, the Swedish video game developer Digital Illusions (also known as DICE) started working on their new game. Developed for Commodore Amiga, Sega Mega Drive / Genesis and Sega Mega-CD, the game was about 99% finished. It already got early previews in many gaming magazines, promoting their "excitement at the fun and guns of Hardcore" (Sega Power, 1994) .
The expectations were high and all the signs were pointing to another hit. But then, out of a sudden, Hardcore was put on hold due to a shift towards the new generation of gaming consoles, most notably the powerful Sony PlayStation with its incredible 3D graphics.
This was a shock for everyone involved, especially for the developers who were committed to their project and working very hard. For the following two decades, the game was considered to be lost forever.
But in 2019, an important piece of video game history will be brought back to the gamers under the new name Ultracore!
Facts & Features:
- An important piece of video game history (Original title: Hardcore)
- Originally developed for Sega Mega Drive / Genesis, Sega Mega-CD and Commodore Amiga
- Bug fixes and improvements to boss mechanics
- Improved and optimized for modern consoles
- Run and shoot through five large stages with tons of secrets to discover
- Collect and upgrade various weapons to use against your enemies
- Two hardcore soundtracks to choose from. The original soundtrack from the 90s and a brand new synthwave / electronic soundtrack with more than 20 full-length tracks of some of the genres most talented artists such as Scandroid, Mega Drive, Waveshaper, Fury Weekend, 3Force and many others!