Konami Stealthily Brings Contra Rebirth

Discussion in 'User Submitted News' started by twisteddeeds, May 9, 2009.

  1. twisteddeeds
    OP

    twisteddeeds GBAtemp Regular

    Member
    158
    0
    Mar 17, 2009
    [​IMG]


    Following the footsteps of Gradius ReBirth, Konami quietly announced Contra ReBirth on a product page (here). The WiiWare game goes on sale in Japan on May 12 for 1,000 Wii Points and has two player co-op play.

    [​IMG]

    Konami says the game is a new work, but it isn’t clear if Contra ReBirth is a remix like Gradius ReBirth. Seems like Konami is growing a series of a ReBirth arcade games. I wonder what’s next… Yie Ar Kung-Fu ReBirth? Twinbee ReBirth?

    source

    "more"

    Following Gradius Rebirth, Konami has revealed the next entry in their 'Rebirth' series. Contra Rebirth is essentially a direct follow-up to Contra III: The Alien Wars on the Super Nintendo (or Super Probotector: Alien Rebels as it was known over here).

    The title has been developed internally, WayForward (Contra 4) had nothing to do with this one. It's due to hit the Japanese WiiWare service next week for 1000 Nintendo Points. Don't hold your breath for a PAL release, considering Konami still hasn't bothered to release Gradius Rebirth (or Contra 4, for that matter). A trademark for Salamander Rebirth has also been registered.

    source
     
  2. cosmiccow

    cosmiccow Original Hippie

    Member
    1,125
    62
    Feb 5, 2008
    Gambia, The
    ooohh i NEED this in PAL!
    just hope the other developer is doing a good job bringing back the frantic Contra feel.
     
  3. ChaosBoi

    ChaosBoi Ushiromiya Battler

    Member
    1,339
    60
    Feb 19, 2007
    United States
    California
    Yay [​IMG] ! I've played every game in the series except Neo (Couldn't get my hands on it). Hope to see this come to the west, seeing as I'm a fan.
     
  4. Pizzaroo

    Pizzaroo douchebag

    Member
    1,161
    0
    Feb 2, 2008
    United States
    Everyone remember the konami code?
     
  5. Domination

    Domination GBAtemp Psycho!

    Member
    4,127
    113
    Nov 28, 2008
    Senegal
    Your Mum
    The one with pretty ponies?
     
  6. Edgedancer

    Edgedancer Director of Moon based operations

    Member
    2,642
    37
    Oct 2, 2006
    Canberra
    Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, B, A, Start.
     
  7. Pizzaroo

    Pizzaroo douchebag

    Member
    1,161
    0
    Feb 2, 2008
    United States
    OK, we're good to go!
     
  8. shadow1w2

    shadow1w2 Still here.

    Member
    1,527
    35
    Mar 16, 2004
    United States
    CA
    Am I the only one who thinks Contra Hard Corps for the Genesis was the best Contra game of all?
    I liked the sliding move and the ability to switch from four unique weapons depending on the character.
    Not to mention bits of story and multible endings.
    Plus tons of insane crazy stuff, but thats normal for contra.

    While I like the classic feel of Contra 4 and all, I'd like to see a more hardcore Contra Hard Corps game come back.
    Personally I never found the SNES one to be all that good really.

    Non the less, this news kicks some major ass.

    It's obvious it'll play like Contra 4 for the DS and older games.
    So no doubt I'll like it.

    I just kinda wanna play as a werewolf toting a gatling gun arm again and some story paths.

    The only way I'd truely be disapointed by this game though would be the lack of levels like the Gradius rebirth game had. (wich was fun, but was just two levels shy of what you'd expect)

    I'm looking way forward to this.

    Now if we could just get online co-op :/