Ultracore, including an extended soundtrack, will also appear for Nintendo Switch in addition to the already announced versions for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita. Preorders can be placed from April 28 to June 30 on the official website of Strictly Limited Games.
The Stuttgart-based publisher Strictly Limited Games, which specializes in the publication of highly limited, physical collector’s editions of digital games for PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita and Nintendo Switch, today announced that the long-awaited title Ultracore will also appear for the Nintendo Switch. Preorders can be placed for two months, starting on April 28 and running until June 30. There will also be a limited Collector’s Edition for the PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch, which can also be preordered on www.strictlylimitedgames.com/releases/ultracore.
Fans of the synthwave sound will especially get their money’s worth with Ultracore. Strictly Limited Games announced today that an optional second soundtrack will be integrated into the game alongside the fantastic original soundtrack from the 1990s. Fans and players reacted so well to the teaser trailer, which features the music of the band Mega Drive, that Strictly Limited Games, in cooperation with other artists and the label FiXT Neon, will include more soundtracks and music in the game. Along with the already mentioned Mega Drive, genre stars such as Scandroid and Waveshaper will contribute to the new soundtrack.
Ultracore is a eurostyle MetroidVania-platformer, which has been developed by DICE under the name of “HardCore” for Sega Mega Drive, Sega Mega CD and Commodore Amiga in the early 1990s with a release planned around 1994/1995 by Psygnosis. But prior to completion, development had been abandoned in order to shift focus to the new generation of gaming consoles. The following twenty-three years “HardCore” was believed to be lost as even the Swedish developer did no longer have any data or documentation available. In 2017, Strictly Limited Games managed to locate a copy of the original build and has since then been working on the recovery of this retro-treasure for PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita and Nintendo Switch. Involved in this project are, among others, the long-time DICE-employee Mikael Kalms as well as members of the 1994 original development team, Fredrik Liljegren and Joakim Wejdemar.
Ultracore is especially appealing to classic 2D action game enthusiasts with its intricate level design and numerous mid- and end-bosses.