Get your run ‘n’ gun fix with new Contra collectible players launching soon
My Arcade and Konami Cross Media NY Inc. jointly announced a partnership to create a new line of collectible players for Konami’s run-and-gun icon, Contra™. Coming in two flavors, the compact desktop Micro Player™ and handheld Pocket Players™, the new products are slated to launch by the holiday season.
Contra is widely regarded as one of the most enduring and popular gaming titles of all time. Debuting in 1987, Contra became globally renowned for its high-octane, side-scrolling action and trailblazing co-op gameplay. With the introduction of the Contra Micro Player and Pocket Player collectibles, players can celebrate their passion for the iconic title and reignite the adrenaline with elite commandos Bill Rizer and Lance Bean in compact, playable form.
“Our new mission is to find unique and exciting ways to expand Konami’s iconic game franchises,” says 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 millions of fans around the world to collect and play their favorite game. We are happy to develop this new line of products 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 are pleased to celebrate that milestone by giving fans another way to experience the game and show their love for it.”
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