Contra ReBirth WiiWare footage & Details

Discussion in 'User Submitted News' started by Hadrian, May 12, 2009.

  1. Hadrian

    Hadrian Better than Craigslist

    Former Staff
    Oct 12, 2004
    Last week it was announced that Contra will be the next title to get the WiiWare "ReBirth" treatment (after Gradius). Now there is a ton of footage and more details:

    Original Source

    - hand-drawn cut-scenes
    - English voices
    - no waterfall or snowfield music
    - Weapons: Normal, Laser, Homing and Spread
    - Settings available: Volume for BGM & SFX, Diff. Easy-Normal-Hard (Nightmare is unlockable), Lives 3-5-7, etc.
    - Infinite Continues.
    - Controls: 1 is shoot, 2 is jump. Hold the shoot button to stand still and shoot in all 8 directions, A or B button for weapon switching
    - Cube and Classic controller support
    - unlockable characters
    - more than 5 stages
    - bosses will fight you multiple times
    - no wifi

    It was previously said that the game will feature co-op & will be released May 12th for 1000 points in Japan.

    Contra Rebirth 'Area 1' gameplay

    Contra Rebirth 'Area 1 Boss' gameplay

    Contra Rebirth 'Area 2' gameplay

    Contra Rebirth 'Area 2 Boss' gameplay

    Wouldn't it be great to have some other Konami games get the ReBirth treatment?
  2. cosmiccow

    cosmiccow Original Hippie

    Feb 5, 2008
    Gambia, The
    OH. MY. GOD.
    That looks friggin awesome!

    The only downside:
    Anyway, if this comes to the west, it's an instant-buy for me.
  3. GameDragon

    GameDragon Mugiwara RAWR!

    Dec 4, 2005
    United States
    New York
    This looks amazing! I'm surprised I haven't heard about this until today.
  4. Satangel

    Satangel BEAST

    Nov 27, 2006
    Bruges, Belgium
    Always good to see more quality WiiWare titles pop up.
    Glad to see GC controller support too!
  5. Hadrian

    Hadrian Better than Craigslist

    Former Staff
    Oct 12, 2004
    You could always pretend you dont.
  6. ChaosBoi

    ChaosBoi Ushiromiya Battler

    Feb 19, 2007
    United States
    *drools* This is definitely a buy if it ever comes stateside. I haven't played any VC's nor Wiiwares yet, so this game has the honor of being the first!
  7. Ferrariman

    Ferrariman Hip-Flop and cRap

    Dec 9, 2007
    AAwweesome. I be kill mah aliens with the spreader.
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