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Contra: Rogue Corps

Platform(s): Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Genre: Action/Adventure
Publisher: Konami
Release Date: Sept. 24, 2019

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'Contra: Rogue Corps' (ALL) Announced - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on June 11, 2019 @ 10:14 a.m. PDT

Contra: Rogue Corps is a twin stick, third-person action game drawing upon its roots in fast and focused combat.

Contra: Rogue Corps players will experience the series that inspired countless shooting games since its 1987 debut.

From the director of Contra III: The Alien Wars and Contra: Hard Corps, Nobuya Nakazato instills more than 25 years of franchise pedigree into Contra: Rogue Corps with enormous crazed enemies, over-the-top violence, and a cast of diverse playable characters that add to the irreverent tone of the game.

Several years after the events of the Alien Wars, Contra: Rogue Corps follows a former military group living on the fringes as bounty hunters and treasure finders in the Damned City. 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 online and mow-down enemies together in online multiplayer mode!


Key Features:

  • Action shooter with fast-paced, run & gun style gameplay
  • Choose from 4 diverse characters with their own unique skills and specialty attacks - determine weapons load out, customise and craft unique weapons and create a perfect symphony of destruction throughout the Damned City  
  • Operation Room – Upgrade characters and abilities, augmenting each with improved organs and cybernetics
  • PVE – Deep single player Story campaign mode chock-full of challenging missions among hordes of enemies. Go solo or group with up to 4 friends or random players online in multi-player
  • PVP – Create custom matches (private mode) for 2v2, 3v3, 4v4 or 1vs4 players (Online Multiplayer requires subscription to Xbox Live Gold, PlayStation Plus or Nintendo Switch Online)
  • Local Couch CO-OP modes with up to 4 players (Switch players can play local wireless multiplayer. Each player is required to have a system and game)
  • Four diverse characters with their own unique skills and specialty attacks: 
    • Kaiser – A soldier from the Alien Wars rebuilt after receiving massive injuries, now has a massive arm that transforms into a drill.
    • Ms Harakiri - Famed assassin specialising in stealth and infiltration, after barely escaping death during the Alien Wars, she fused together with an alien, now taking residence in her midsection.
    • Hungry Beast –Once the noted (human) scientist Kurt Steiner, he had his brain inserted into a giant cyborg panda and now spends most of his time looking for delicious snacks.
    • Gentleman – Brain Bug alien raised by humans. Feels the rest of the team are ill-mannered and vulgar, especially the Panda. Argues over table manners and the neatest and most efficient way to dispatch an enemy.

Pre-order Contra: Rogue Corps now from retailers atSRP $39.99 to secure the limited Locked and Loaded edition. This day one editon will include alternative cover artwork from legendary illustrator Tom DuBois, creator of several iconic Konami game cover art including Contra III: The Alien Wars, Operation C and several renowned Castlevania titles. Also with the limited edition, players will receive two retro Contra-inspired digital t-shirts as an exclusive character skin for Hungry Beast to adorn.

Contra: Rogue Corps is a brand new canonical entry to the franchise that picks up following the events of Contra III: The Alien Wars. For those looking to re-immerse or introduce themselves to the Contra series, KONAMI is pleased to release today the awaited Contra Anniversary Collection, featuring Contra III: The Alien Wars and several other beloved games in the franchise.

Contra: Rogue Corps is coming to Xbox One, PS4, Nintendo Switch and PC (Steam).


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