Hard Corps: Uprising is a video game developed by Arc System Works. It is a prequel to Contra: Hard Corps. Kenji Yamamoto, the producer, has said that the intention is to make the Hard Corps series into a brand new franchise.The player assumes role of Colonel Bahamut, along with other main characters. Konami has added three additional player characters (Sayuri, Harley Daniels, and Leviathan) via downloadable content. The game was released on Xbox Live Arcade in February 16, 2011 and on the PlayStation Network in March 15, 2011.In 2613, the world is ruled by an empire known as the Commonwealth, under the reign of Tiberius. Neighboring nations have suffered under the Commonwealth's oppression and resistance forces rise across the land. However, so many resistance fighters have fallen to the overwhelming might of the empire, that their strength is now severely diminished. A group of elite soldiers rise through the ranks of the resistance and band together to execute a desperate plan.