E3 2019: Konami Announces ‘Contra Rogue Corps’
Konami’s classic run-and-gun franchise Contra is back!
During the Nintendo Direct E3 presentation on Tuesday, Konami and Nintendo revealed Contra Rogue Corps, a new entry in the recently dormant series.
The game will allow players to shoot up Damned City, both as classic Contra characters like Kaiser, as well as new characters like a mother-flipping Panda! Contra Rogue Corps trades the traditional side-scrolling perspective for a top-down isometric view of the action, a la Super C and Contra 3: The Alien Wars.
The original Contra, released in arcades, dates back to 1987. Konami ported Contra to the NES in 1988. The franchise has had a strong following ever since, but Konami hasn’t done much with it in recent years. With the news of all the comeback games and movies, it makes sense that Konami decided it was time to revive the franchise.
Contra Rogue Corps will be available on the Nintendo Switch September 24, 2019.
Fans can revisit the classic Contra games in Konami’s upcoming Contra Anniversary Collection.