Retro gaming brand My Arcade is to release two new consoles featuring Contra, Konami’s run-and-gun icon, in time for Christmas.
Created in partnership with Konami Cross Media NY, Inc, the Micro Player mini arcade console and handheld Pocket Player will each feature the game’s signature co-op play mode.
Players can link two of the same devices to fend off alien invasion cooperatively, made possible with My Arcade’s new CO-VS™ technology.
The Micro Player will feature the original arcade version of Contra while the Pocket Player will include original arcade versions of Contra and Super C™.
“Our mission is to find unique and exciting ways to extend Konami’s iconic game franchises,” said 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!”