Konami dates Contra: Rogue Corps

The new action game is “drawing upon its roots”

Konami has announced that Contra: Rogue Corps, the latest instalment in its fan-favourite Contra series, is coming to Nintendo Switch, PC via Steam and consoles on September 26, 2019.

Contra: Rogue Corps is a “twin-stick, third-person action game drawing upon its roots in fast and focused combat”. The game will be directed by Nobuya Nakazato, who also directed Contra III: The Alien Wars and Contra: Hard Corps.

“Contra: Rogue Corps follows a former military group living on the fringes as bounty hunters and treasure finders in the Damned City,” Konami said.

“Survival requires fast reactions, powerful weapons and the occasional organ and cybernetic augmentation. Players will complete missions in PVE campaigns, gathering resources to upgrade their guns to stay alive in the Damned City. If all else fails… bring in a friend and mow-down enemies together in online and local multiplayer modes!”

Publisher Konami also confirmed the Contra Anniversary Collection, a virtual collection of 10 “classic games in the storied Contra franchise”, is available now on digital storefronts for Nintendo Switch, Steam, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.

Included in the collection are: Contra (Arcade), Super Contra (NES), Super C (NES), Contra III: The Alien Wars (SNES), Contra: Hard Corps (Sega Genesis), Contra (NES), Contra (Famicom), Operation C (Game Boy), Probotector (Sega Mega Drive), and Super Probotector: Alien Rebels (SNES). Players will also receive a bonus eBook.

Via a free download patch, fans will also receive Japanese versions of Contra (Arcade), Super Contra: Alien no Gyakushū (Arcade), Super Contra (Famicom), Contra Spirits (Super Famicom), Contra (Gameboy),Contra The Hard Corps (Mega Drive), and scans from the bonus Japanese eBook, too.

The Contra Anniversary Collection forms part of Konami’s ongoing 50th-anniversary celebrations and joins the previously released Castlevania Anniversary Collection and Arcade Classics Anniversary Collection.