Basic and exciting news first: CocoaChina (a TriplePoint client) is teaming up with Konami to bring a completely faithful “reincarnation” of the original Contra to mobile devices. It’s called Contra Evolution, and it’s “the first fully licensed mobile version of Konami’s classic” and promises to deliver a game that “feels, sounds, and plays just like the original.” With that in mind, I — and all of us — need to know the answer to one question: If we put in ↑↑↓↓←→←→BAstart, will we get the lives we need to actually stand a chance? That’s critical, guys. Critical.
From the press release:
Initially launched in January 2013 in China, Contra Evolution reached the number one paid spot in less than 24 hours, and the US release marks the official beginning of a partnership between CocoaChina/Chukong and Konami.
The game is a complete mobile reincarnation of the original Contra game, for which CocoaChina/Chukong has secured the worldwide publishing rights. The launch marks the first time that Contra has been officially released for mobile devices. With an Android version coming soon, Contra Evolution is scheduled to launch in the Apple App store on June 27th: the iPhone version will cost $0.99, while Contra Evolution HD for iPad will cost $2.99.
I will gladly shoot me some jungle-dwelling aliens, but I’m going to need the lives to do it. Can you make that happen?