CocoaChina/Chukong and Konami’s classic Contra is very fun to say. They also hope it will be very fun to play, and the partnership is bringing Contra Evolution to the U.S. on June 27th. The reincarnation of the 1988 NES alien-shooting side-scroller Contra reached the number one paid spot in less than 24 hours when it was launched in China in January of this year.
Contra Evolution is a complete mobile reincarnation of the original Contra game, and marks the first time that Contra has been officially released for mobile devices. The app is developed based on Cocos2d-x, an open-source cross-platform 2D game engine financed by CocoaChina. Cocos2d-x provides the responsiveness and latency required for action tablet gaming, and offers seamless cross-platform support. In other words, an Android version is coming soon.
Contra Evolution will launch for in the App Store on June 27th. The iPhone version will cost $0.99, while Contra Evolution HD for iPad will cost $2.99.