My Arcade has revealed a partnership with Konami Cross Media NY Inc. that will result in a line of collectibles featuring Contra, including a Micro Player and Pocket Player for the retro shooter franchise to launch later this year in the holiday season.
Players can link two of the devices (pictured below) to experience the co-op carnage together, using My Arcade's new CO-VS technology. The Micro Player features the original arcade Contra, while Pocket Player has original arcade versions of Contra and Super C.
"Our mission is to find unique and exciting ways to extend Konami's iconic game franchises," says Jennifer Coleman, Vice President of Licensing and Marketing at 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 its millions of fans around the world to show their love for the game. We are happy to develop this new line of products with them for this popular title."
Amir Navid, SVP Product Development and Creative Director at 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're pleased to celebrate that milestone by giving fans another way to experience the game and show their love for it!"
Will you get either of these?