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Limited Run Games Celebrates 35 Years of Contra with Exclusive Contra Anniversary Collection for Nintendo Switch™ and PlayStation®4

Pre-order the Ultimate Edition for 10 Contra Titles Spanning the History of the Genre-defining Classic, Retro-style Boxes, CD Soundtrack, Posters, and More  ​​​​​​​
[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Game Developer and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource Games Press]

RALEIGH, NC — Apr. 18, 2022 — Limited Run Games, pioneers dedicated to the preservation of classic, current, and influential games in the physical format, announced today it has partnered with video game publisher KONAMI to celebrate over 35-years of the beloved and classic Contra franchise with the physical release of the Contra Anniversary Collection, coming soon to Nintendo Switch™ and PlayStation®4. Three Collector’s Editions — the Classic Edition, the Hard Corps Edition, and the Ultimate Edition — will be made available alongside a Standard version of the game. The Contra Anniversary Collection will be available to pre-order for six-weeks, beginning on Apr. 29, 2022 via the official Limited Run Games website.

The three Collector’s Editions will contain a full loadout of extra collectibles worthy of any longtime-Contra fan. These curated versions include retro-style boxes styles modeled after the original NES and Genesis releases, a CD soundtrack, posters and prints, and much more.

As lifelong gamers and fans, it is an honor and privilege to have the opportunity to work with KONAMI on the Contra Anniversary Collection,” said Josh Fairhurst CEO and Co-founder at Limited Run Games. “For players who grew up during those halcyon days of console gaming in the late '80s and '90s, we’ve put together something extra special with this collection, including the original arcade version, Japan-only releases, and all the landmark titles for this legendary franchise from the original Contra that made the ‘Konami code’ famous to more rare releases, like Probotector.

Limited Run Games is excited to bring this amazing collection of Contra titles to physical formats, which allows a new generation of gamers to experience this beloved franchise in its full glory. In addition, Contra veterans will be happy to replay many of their favorite titles from the '80s and '90s and score these exclusive editions.

35 Years of Contra
This special, physical release coincides with the 35th anniversary of the franchise. On February 20, 1987, Bill and Lance blasted into arcades for the first time, and a year later they would liberate living rooms from the evil Red Falcon Organization. Its fast-paced gameplay and infamously brutal difficulty cemented itself as a must-play title and continues to give it a place on lists of the greatest games of all time. The Contra legacy is alive—and dangerous!

About the Contra Anniversary Collection
The Contra Anniversary Collection brings the classic run and gun franchise back to modern platforms. Released as part of KONAMI’s 50th Anniversary Celebration, this collection highlights the Contra franchise’s most definitive releases, from iconic arcade games to the classic console titles that fans have loved for decades.

Grab power-ups and blast your way through waves of menacing enemies and bosses that will put your reaction skills to the test. Included in the game is a digital Bonus Book featuring concept documents and sketches, the official chronology of the franchise, an exclusive interview with a veteran producer of the series, and more!

Alone or with a friend, Contra provides hours of nail-biting action. In a pinch, make sure you know the code!

The following games are included in the Contra Anniversary Collection:
●   Contra (Arcade)
●   Super Contra
●   Contra (NA)
●   Contra (JP)
●   Super C
●   Contra III: The Alien Wars
●   Operation C
●   Contra Hard Corps
●   Super Probotector Alien Rebels
●   Probotector
 

Details for the three Contra Anniversary Collection Edition sets include:

Standard Edition | $34.99:

●   A physical copy of Contra Anniversary Collection

Classic Edition | $64.99:

●   A physical copy of Contra Anniversary Collection

●   Classic-style silver box

●   Dust sleeve for the game

●   CD soundtrack

●   Reversible 18 x 24-inch poster

Hard Corps Edition | $64.99:

●   A physical copy of Contra Anniversary Collection

●   Deluxe clamshell case

●   CD soundtrack

●   Reversible 18 x 24-inch poster

Ultimate Edition | $174.99:

●   A physical copy of Contra Anniversary Collection

●   Classic-style silver box

●   Deluxe clamshell case

●   SteelBook® Case

●   Metal flying capsule replica with stand

●   Spread and Barrier power-up pins

●   Reversible 18 x 24-inch poster

●   Acrylic character standees

●   Bill & Lance Metal Keychains

●   Hardcover History of Contra book

●   Framed lenticular art print

For more details on Limited Run Games and upcoming sales for rare collectibles, sign-up for the newsletter on the official website, and follow the team on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, and Discord.

About Limited Run Games
Limited Run Games
is the industry leader in the production and distribution of premium physical video games. Founded in 2015, they have published over 1,000 physical games and soundtracks in addition to winning a number of awards for their bespoke Collector’s Editions. Limited Run is the gold standard in bringing digital games to physical form for casual fans and collectors alike. Visit limitedrungames.com for the latest offerings, or follow the brand on your social media platform of choice for all LRG-related updates: @limitedrungames.

About Konami Digital Entertainment
Konami Digital Entertainment, which is the core company of Konami Group, develops entertaining content for mobile, console and card games. The company is known for global franchises such as eFootball™, Metal Gear, Silent Hill, Castlevania, and Contra, as well as the Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game series. www.konami.com/games/corporate/en/
 

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