Hardcore (lost build of cancelled multi-platform run-and-gun platformer; 1994)

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Hardcore title screen.JPG

The title screen.

Status: Lost

Hardcore is a cancelled 1994 video game developed by DICE/Digital Illusions and published by Psygnosis that was scheduled for release in November 1994 (copyright date says 1995) on Amiga, Sega Genesis and Sega CD.[1] The game appears to be a typical run-and-gun platformer with similarities to the Turrican series. The Genesis port was nearly finished when Psygnosis cancelled all its Genesis/Mega Drive titles, including Hardcore, Bill's Tomato Game, ResQ, Prince of Persia 2: The Shadow and the Flame, Shadow of the Beast III and Blood Money among others.

Years later, a video of a prototype of the Genesis version has surfaced on YouTube, but a ROM has yet to be dumped, and nothing has resurfaced of the Amiga or Sega CD ports.


8 minutes of gameplay.


  1. Unseen64 page on Hardcore. Retrieved 02 Dec '14