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Konami Announces Contra Rebirth for WiiWare
« on: May 09, 2009, 08:47:23 PM »
The twelfth game in the series will be exclusive to Nintendo's online store.
 http://www.nintendoworldreport.com/newsArt.cfm?artid=18391

 Recently, Konami announced via their official Japanese website that a brand new entry in the Contra series will be released for WiiWare under the title Contra: Rebirth.    


Contra is a run-and-gun shooting arcade game in which players control a commando fighting waves of enemies. The 1987 original was first ported to the NES and made famous by its simultaneous co-operative play. The last sequel in the main series to appear on a Nintendo console was Contra III: The Alien Wars on the SNES in 1992.    


Contra: Rebirth will feature updated 2D visuals, and retain the classic co-operative gameplay that made the original famous.    


Contra : Rebirth will cost 1000 Nintendo Points and will be available via the Japanese Wii Shop Channel on May 12.    


Currently there is no word on release outside of Japan.

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Re: Konami Announces Contra Rebirth for WiiWare
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2009, 08:09:52 PM »
"The last sequel to appear on a Nintendo system was Contra 3: The Alien Wars on the Super Nintendo in 1992."

Don't you mean "Contra 4 on the Nintendo DS in 2007"?

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Re: Konami Announces Contra Rebirth for WiiWare
« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2009, 08:18:33 PM »
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Re: Konami Announces Contra Rebirth for WiiWare
« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2009, 09:20:44 PM »
Small oversight on James' part.  Corrected.  I'm sure he meant Nintendo consoles, not Nintendo systems period.

The last Contra game on Nintendo systems was obviously Contra 4 (DS).  The last console entry in the main series was Contra III: The Alien Wars (April 1992, SNES), while the last Nintendo console entry overall was the spin-off Contra Force (September 1992, NES), which was released here but not in Japan.
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Re: Konami Announces Contra Rebirth for WiiWare
« Reply #4 on: May 09, 2009, 10:50:17 PM »
Not that I disliked Contra 4, but I'm glad to see this on WiiWare. I want to run-and-gun with a friend again.
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Re: Konami Announces Contra Rebirth for WiiWare
« Reply #5 on: May 10, 2009, 01:02:37 AM »
Thanks for pointing that out guys, funny how one word makes all the difference! ;-)
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Re: Konami Announces Contra Rebirth for WiiWare
« Reply #6 on: May 10, 2009, 06:58:24 AM »
Can people NOW shut up about the Wii not being for "hardcore" gamers.



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Re: Konami Announces Contra Rebirth for WiiWare
« Reply #7 on: May 10, 2009, 10:10:53 AM »
Wonder if it'll be as brutally hard as Contra 4.
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Re: Konami Announces Contra Rebirth for WiiWare
« Reply #8 on: May 12, 2009, 08:16:21 PM »
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Re: Konami Announces Contra Rebirth for WiiWare
« Reply #9 on: May 12, 2009, 08:23:55 PM »
Gameplay footage
Looks good like SNES grafix
actual game play starts at the 2:20 mark

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Re: Konami Announces Contra Rebirth for WiiWare
« Reply #10 on: May 12, 2009, 09:25:00 PM »
I don't mind the SNES graphics because I love SNES era graphics.
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Re: Konami Announces Contra Rebirth for WiiWare
« Reply #11 on: May 13, 2009, 07:48:48 AM »
The video looks good. That's a pretty cool idea for a boss fight (pssh, oxygen? Who needs that?).
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