Nintendo Direct E3 2019 - New Contra Game Announced 'Contra: Rogue Corps'

Published: Tuesday, June 11, 2019 - 13:33 | By: Robert N. Adams

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.

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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!