Konami and My Arcade have partnered up to release a line of playable collectibles featuring the iconic run-and-gun franchise, Contra. The initial line-up will include the compact desktop Micro Player and handheld Pocket Player, each set to launch this holiday season.
Both products will feature a co-operative multiplayer mode, allowing players to link up two of the same devices to play together. The Micro Player will feature the original arcade version of Contra (1987) while the Pocket Player will include original arcade versions of Contra (1987) and Super Contra (1988).
“Our mission is to find unique and exciting ways to extend Konami’s iconic game franchises.” says Jennifer Coleman, Vice President of Licensing and Marketing, Konami Cross Media NY. “The expansion of the Contra game line into standalone, compact versions, thanks to our partners at My Arcade, provides a unique opportunity for its millions of fans around the world to show their love for the game. We are happy to develop this new line of products with them for this popular title.”
Amir Navid, SVP Product Development and Creative Director, My Arcade, added, “We’re honored to be working with Konami Cross Media NY on Contra, one of the top games of all time and one of my personal favorites. It’s been almost 30 years since its introduction and we’re pleased to celebrate that milestone by giving fans another way to experience the game and show their love for it.”