Contra: Anniversary Collection, the 10-game collection of all the Contra games that Konami announced back in March, is available later today on the Nintendo eShop.
The anthology includes Contra in three forms — arcade, NES and Famicom — Super Contra, Super C, and Operation C; Contra 3: The Alien Wars and Contra: Hard Corps from the 16-bit era; and even Probotector and Super Probotector: Alien Rebels.
The Probotector games were released in Europe and Australia only. In them, heroes Lance Bean and Bill Rizer were swapped for the 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.
Japanese versions of all these games will be released later via title update, IGN reported back in May. The series is also available for PlayStation 4, Windows PC, and Xbox One.
The Contra: Anniversary Collection also includes a digital book with interviews with developers, concept art and design documents from the series’ history.
The anthology joins Konami Anniversary Collection: Arcade Classics and Castlevania: Anniversary Collection as Konami plumbs its back catalog for products to release this year.