Konami is bringing back Contra with a new installment later this year
The new game appears largely to be modeled after the least popular installments in the series.
Konami will publish a new installment in the long-running Contra series later this year, the company revealed in a new trailer that was part of Nintendo's E3 Direct stream earlier today. The game is due to arrive on September 24, and will be available on Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Steam.
A press release from Nintendo describes the Contra franchise as "an over-the-top run-and-gun franchise with fast-paced, ultra-violent combat." The new game is called Contra Rogue Corps and features both single and multiplayer modes, for as many as eight players.
You might not remember the Contra franchise most readily for its zany characters, but today's trailer showcased a variety of interesting folks drawn from various past entries in the series, including a gun-toting panda. It seems likely that realism was not one of the development team's primary objectives.
Staff article by Jason Venter (June 11, 2019)
Jason Venter has been playing games for 30 years, since discovering the Apple IIe version of Mario Bros. in his elementary school days. Now he writes about them, here at HonestGamers and also at other sites that agree to pay him for his words.
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