Contra: Operation Galuga | Official Gameplay Screenshot

During yesterday’s Nintendo Direct, Contra: Operation Galuga was announced for Nintendo Switch. But according to the latest press release, not only is this latest Contra game from Konami and WayForward headed to Nintendo Switch, it’s also scheduled to launch on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S and PC via Steam as well. Contra: Operation Galuga will be launching sometime in early 2024. A more specific release date has not yet been announced at this time. However, WayFoward mentions in their press release that while the game is initially launching digitally, sometime in the future, a physical version will also be released for consoles. The physical release is being done through Limited Run Games and will be available in both Standard and Collector’s Editions. Feel free to check out the announcement trailer down below and read a little bit more about the game from the press release.

Contra: Operation Galuga returns to the series’ classic roots as a thorough reimagining of the original NES/arcade Contra game from the 1980s. Iconic weapons and environments meet new stages, new enemies and bosses, new play mechanics, an updated power-up system, and modern graphics and sound.

Fan-favorite elite Contra commandos Bill Rizer and Lance Bean are redeployed into battle against the Red Falcon terrorist group, which has turned the once-peaceful Galuga Island into an all-out warzone where the fate of mankind hangs in the balance.

Up to two players can team up for co-op combat in Story Mode, and up to four players can join forces in Arcade Mode, as they run, jump, and shoot their way through various stages, including the jungle, the waterfall, and a hovercycle ride through an enemy base. Iconic weapons such as the spread shot, laser, and homing missiles return — now with the ability to stack two weapons of the same type for increased firepower — plus surplus weapons can be sacrificed to unleash awesome Overload abilities. The intense action will be enjoyed by Contra veterans and newcomers alike, thanks to three difficulty settings plus a variety of additional challenge options.

Key Features:

  • The granddaddy of the run-‘n’-gun genre is back, reimagined and more action-packed than ever!

  • A variety of explosive stages!! Infiltrate the jungle, ascend the waterfall, speed through an enemy base on a hovercycle, and more!

  • Team up! Up to two-player co-op Story Mode and four-player Arcade Mode.

  • Multiple playable characters with distinct abilities!

  • Epic, screen-filling boss battles!

  • New and fan-favorite weapons, now with stackable upgrades and incredible Overload abilities!

  • Multiple difficulty options and a wealth of extra content

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