Fans of Nintendo Hard™ games are definitely going to have something to look forward to in the near future: a new Contra game has been announced. Titled Contra: Rogue Corps, it will see players fighting waves of aliens from a third-person perspective.

Classic Contra-style characters make their return along with some new ones. One of these characters is a woman who has been partially merged with an alien, and the other is a panda with a minigun. No, really — you just straight-up play as a panda with a minigun in the new Contra game. Check out the premiere trailer for the game:

Here are the four characters you can play as according to a press release:

  • 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 specializing 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.

Contra: Rogue Corps is a twin-stick shooter, something that’s a little different from the platformers of yesteryear. Then again, later games in the franchise had more than their fair share of twin-stick shooting sections.

Players can enjoy the expected PVE gameplay experience. Alternatively, they can elect to play 2v2, 3v3, 4v4, or 1v4 PVP scenarios.

More information about Contra: Rogue Corps will be coming out in the future. It comes to the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on September 26, 2019, at a price of $49.99 / £39.99 or your regional equivalent.

If you want to know more about this and other announcements happening at E3 then be sure to check out our E3 2019 Coverage Hub.


Robert N. Adams

Senior Writer

I've had a controller in my hand since I was 4 and I haven't stopped gaming since. CCGs, Tabletop Games, Pen & Paper RPGs - I've tried a whole bunch of stuff over the years and I'm always looking to try more!



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