Current Hard Reset players get free upgrade to Extended Edition

By on March 19, 2012, 5:00 PM

Flying Wild Hog has confirmed that Hard Reset's upcoming expansion content will be free for those who already purchased the game. The company's release plans aren't entirely clear, but from what we understand, the title received a retail launch last week under the name "Hard Reset: Extended Edition" that includes the extra content (available via Amazon, though it has a 1-3 week ship time).

This version will replace the original copy on Steam sometime in late April or early May, presumably bumping the price from $19.99 to last year's launch rate of $29.99. When that happens, everyone with the original copy will be upgraded free of charge. We're speculating that the Extended Edition will replace the first Steam version, but it seems logical enough if previous customers are receiving the content.

Hard Reset received a mixed reception last September. Some reviewers praised the game's throwback to old school first-person shooters. Others hated it. However, both sides largely agreed that the game was too short and had too few enemies. The Extended Edition will address those complaints with new weapons, enemies (including a boss), five more campaign levels and two new survival mode levels.

Hard Reset: Extended Edition trailer (released 2/3/2012)

Despite the divide between reviewers, you're almost guaranteed to have a good time if you know what you're getting into: a twitchy corridor shooter that strongly emphasizes circle-strafing and quick reflexes, not cover mechanics, sandbox tactics or storytelling. Overall, the game feels very polished for what it is and it's currently available for about $5 alongside four other games via Indie Royale's latest promo.

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Lurker101 said:

Irrespective of how you feel about the game, this is very decent of Kalypso

yukka, TechSpot Paladin, said:

I bought it at xmas for about 4quid and enjoyed it when I played the first 2 or 3 levels. Very much like Serious Sam and Doom/Quake. ID Software kind of shooter, classic old school PC fare but with decent graphics and a nice upgrade system for weapons etc.

Guest said:

It is a very good, and very frenetic game (after level 4 if I remember), but indeed it was a little short.

Ranger12 Ranger12 said:

I also picked it up for a few bucks on steam's Christmas sale. It's not my type of game but it was definitely worth the few bucks I dropped on it. Kudos to the developers for passing out the upgrade for free. That's something you don't see anymore, especially from the big name developers...

Guest said:

This is nice of them. It was a fun old-school style shooter but only a few hours long, expansion is definitely welcome, even more so if it's free.

EXCellR8 EXCellR8, The Conservative, said:

Great game, pretty hard too if you bump up the difficulty. I think I qualify for the extended version I believe I bought it the day it was released. I will definitely jump back into it now... didn't make it very far. Had a lot of fun with it though.

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