Today Konami released a new game trailer, screenshots and details for the upcoming title Contra Rebirth. This arcade-shooter will be available on WiiWare™ next week. In Contra Rebirth, Chief Salamander and his Neo-Salamander Force travel back to 1973 to invade Earth. They land in Central America and take control of the Shizuoka ruins on the Yucatan Peninsula. There, the aliens plan the destruction of all the “Contra” on Earth. The Galactic President calls on Lance Bean, a member of the elite “Contra” warriors to save the Earth, but his sudden disappearance jeopardizes the safety of the planet. Now, Bill Rizer and the samurai, Genbei Yagyu are the last hope for Earth and must pick up their weapons and defeat the evil Neo-Salamander Army before all is lost. Experience the fast paced action packed 2D side scrolling adventure that pioneered the Run’N Gun Genre.
Look for our review next week. For now, take a look at the features that you can expect on the WiiWare version:
* 2 player local co-op game play
* Classic Contra firepower, including the popular Spreadshot
* 2 unlockable characters
* Retro 2D sprite, action side scrolling game
* Story follows the classic Contra theme