The Sega Genesis definitely was pretty okay for its time. It was no Nintendo Entertainment System, and its fanbase quickly jumped ship to the PlayStation, but it’s still a console that lots of people fondly remember.
If you’re one those people that was born-and-bred Team Sega, then you’ll be glad to know you’ll soon be able to get your hands on a previously unreleased Sega Genesis title.
Hardcore, as it’s known under its working title, is a 24-year-old DICE game that never came to be after getting cancelled when it was nearly complete.
On the game’s official website, the developers write: “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.”
Check out the classic run-’n-gun 90s shooter in the trailer above!
Fredrik Liljegren, the founder of DICE, has also commented: “I know the care, love, sweat and hard work that went into creating Hardcore it in the first [sic] place by all involved parties.
“Thus, I think it is fantastic that this product finally gets to see the light of day and for people to be able to play it finally.”
The good news is that you won’t need to try hunting down a functioning Sega Genesis on eBay, because Hardcore will be releasing on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita, with an expected release date of 2019.
Will you be picking up a copy?