A remake of the original Contra is coming to the U.S. for iOS in the form of Contra Evolution.
The game, developed by CocoaChina/Chukong, had teamed up with Konami to launch the title in January in China, which was an instant hit.
“We’ve worked with Konami to replicate the original Contra gameas closely as possible, and are extremely happy with the result,” said Haozhi Chen, CEO of CocoaChina/Chukong. “Contra Evolution feels, sounds, and plays just like the original—Contra veterans and new players alike will not be disappointed.”
The game received a complete graphical overhaul thanks to the Cocos2d-x engine, that gives Contra an updated look.
“We are also very proud that the game was completely developed based on Cocos2d-x, an open-source cross-platform 2D game engine financed by CocoaChina.” said Chen. “Cocos2d-x met the very high bar of responsiveness and latency required for this demanding classic action title. Plus, the engine provides seamless cross-platform support by default.”
An Android version is also coming soon, with the iOS version hitting the App Store on June 27. The iPhone version will cost $0.99, while the HD version for the iPad will be available for $2.99.