Konami partners with Tencent to revive ‘Contra’ for mobile
Here’s another awesome treat for 90’s kids out there:
Gun-slinging, alien-killing commandos Lance Bean and Bill Rizer are set to invade our smartphones as the video game titan, Konami will collaborate with mobile game publisher Tencent to launch Contra Mobile this year.
The Tokyo-based video game developer announced the return of the classic two-man wrecking crew with a 54-second video teaser:
While the gameplay remains largely the same—hack away and shoot everything in sight—new features are added, including touch controls and a thrilling player-versus-player mode, according to a write-up from mobile gaming review website droidgamers.com
Visually, Konami is also shying away from the game’s trademark retro look, and instead opting for modern graphics for its mobile version.
The classic artillery heavy game remains famous for its rather challenging side in terms of its difficult upon reaching new levels. Since the original game’s release in 1987, there have been a few add-ons to the franchise, all of which were able to keep the difficulty level tradition alive.
Contra has been considered as the pioneer for ‘run and gun’ games which paved way for numerous gun-action classics such as the equally famous ‘Metal Slug’ franchise.
While the upcoming mobile game will feature micro transactions, Tencent and Konami have yet to confirm it’s release date as of Thursday morning (March 31). Khristian Ibarrola, INQUIRER.net
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