Hard Corps: Uprising

Hard Corps: Uprising PSN date announced

Hard Corps: Uprising PSN date announced

Brutal Konami side-scroller incoming.

Ruthless run 'n' gunner Hard Corps: Uprising arrives on PlayStation Network on 15th March, publisher Konami has announced.

The Arc System Works-developed update on the time-honoured Contra formula will set US gamers back $9.99, with UK pricing still to be confirmed.

Eurogamer's Kristan Reed awarded the game a solid 7/10 when it launched on Xbox Live Arcade last month, but warned lilly-livered gamers to give it a wide berth.

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Download Games Roundup

Download Games Roundup

TNT! Ninja! Blades! Corps! Viral!

Another week, another busy crop of games that won't take up any shelf space whatsoever. Top of my personal list is definitely Double Fine's latest, Stacking which instantly catapults us back to the days of Grim Fandango for cracked originality. And then there's the genius puzzling of Space Chem, while AI War got some overdue love. Quality at every turn I tell yer.

That doesn't mean we're bereft of any decent download games to rant nonsense about in the roundup this week. Look at Ninja 360, the Trials of platforming, or compulsive zombie slasher Twin Blades, two games that took up more of my week than is strictly healthy.

Ninja 360

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Beyond Good & Evil for XBLA House Party

Plus: Torchlight, Hard Corps Rising, more.

The HD revamp of classic Ubisoft adventure Beyond Good & Evil tops the list of titles heading your way in the forthcoming Xbox Live Arcade House Party season.

Contra heading to PSN and XBLA

Hard Corps: Uprising due in winter.

Konami is bringing Contra to PlayStation Network and Xbox Live Arcade this winter in the shape of Hard Corps: Uprising.