Konami Confirms Contra 4 for DS
By Jorge Ba-oh (jb), From Cubed3 | 2007-06-20
The explosive Action series Contra celebrates its 20th Anniversary in style with the forth in the series making its way to the DS with a combination of classic gameplay mechanics tied in with dual-screen antics.
Contra 4 (working title) for the DS brings 2D side-scrolling action to the DS spanning both screens, new abilities and crazy multiplayer action. The events two years after Contra III: The Alien Wars. After saving earth from invasion by Red Falcon, Bill Rizer and Lance Bean are confronted with a new extraterrestrial menace: the terrifying Black Viper. Joined by hard-boiled mercenaries Mad Dog and Scorpion, the warriors must once again wage war against an entire army of invaders.
A new grappling hook accessory lets players grab onto elements of the environment directly above them to avoid upcoming danger, access new areas, or attack in different ways.
The game also features 2 player wireless multiplayer for shared action on the move.
Contra 4 is due for release in 2007.