Tokyo-based video game developer Konami is teaming up with Beijing-based film company Starlight Film to develop a live-action film and TV drama series based on the classic side-scrolling action shooter video game series, Contra. Hit the jump to learn more.
China's Tencent has teamed up with Konami on Contra Mobile, which is bringing the classic action series to iOS and Android devices. Naturally, this means there will be microtransactions, though it's currently not clear on how prevalent they'll be. At the moment Contra Mobile is just confirmed for China, and includes touch controls and player-versus-player multiplayer. You can see footage that debuted at this past weekend's annual Tencent UP event after the jump.
Konami's original NES port of Contra can be a tough nut to crack, though its difficulty varies depending on who you ask. Talk to a seasoned veteran and they'll drown you in tales of beating it on one life, and how the Konami code is for wimps. See how the teenagers in the latest React video fare after the jump.
Konami is getting ready to bring one of the best Contra games of all time to Wii U Virtual Console in Japan. 1992's Contra III: The Alien Wars hits the eShop on November 27 for ¥800 ($8), which means it's almost TIME FOR REVENGE.
Plenty of classic titles have been rebooted for modern-day gamers, but what about something as traditionally hardcore as Contra? Hit the jump for word from Castlevania: Lords of Shadow's producer about what he thinks a modern Contra should do!
Overall, the PlayStation 2 had one of the best libraries in gaming history in terms of quality and quantity. Some of the system's best, as well as PS2 ports of hard-to-find classics, are headed to the Japanese PSN! Hit the jump for more info!