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Konami confirms Contra: Anniversary Collection final game lineup

Ten 8-bit and 16-bit classic Contra games in one package

Artwork from the original NES Contra box. Konami
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Konami confirmed the final lineup for its upcoming Contra: Anniversary Collection on Tuesday, revealing that the collection will pack in 10 titles, including the Probotector games released in Europe.

The collection will boast Contra series classics like the NES port of the original Contra and Contra: Hard Corps for the Sega Genesis. They’ll join previously confirmed games like Contra (arcade), Super Contra (arcade), Super C (NES), and Contra 3: The Alien Wars (Super NES).

Here’s the full lineup, as reported by IGN:

  • Contra (arcade)
  • Contra (NES)
  • Contra (Famicom)
  • Super Contra (arcade)
  • Super C (NES)
  • Operation C (Game Boy)
  • Contra 3: The Alien Wars (Super NES)
  • Contra: Hard Corps (Sega Genesis)
  • Probotector (Sega Mega Drive)
  • Super Probotector: Alien Rebels (Super NES)

The Probotector games were specific to Europe and Australia, and replaced protagonists Bill Rizer and Lance Bean with robotic soldiers, RD-008 and RC-011. Probotector is based on Contra: Hard Corps, while Super Probotector: Alien Rebels is based on Contra 3: The Alien Wars.

IGN reports that the Japanese versions of six games in the collection will be released as part of a free update.

Contra: Anniversary Collection is coming to Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows PC, and Xbox One this summer. The Contra compilation will succeed the already released Konami Anniversary Collection: Arcade Classics and Castlevania: Anniversary Collection.

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