New Contra game by Konami and Tencent coming for mobile: For any lover gamer of the 80’s, 90’s, or even 100’s, the name Konami is very much synonymous with some of gaming’s most renown franchises, such as Castlevania, Contra, Metal Gear, Bomberman, and Silent Hill to name. It was thus a sizable shock when the Japanese developer made the startling announcement last year that it was basically finished with console game development.
New Contra game by Konami and Tencent coming for mobile
While Konami has been developing or porting games to mobile for a number of years now, today saw the announcement of what would otherwise have been a console creation: a new installment in the Contra series made in partnership with China’s Tencent.
Originally announced last November for the Chinese market, the new game will be released for Android and iOS at currently unknown future date and make use of micro-transactions
The game looks to be as exciting and challenging as any Contra game of old, however – as some have already questioned – there is already scrutiny in terms of what exactly the IAP model will look like. Will it simply allow for the full game to be played? Will it allow for new characters or powers? Or will it simply be used to give your characters more lives and thus facilitate the completion of a stage?
It certainly seemed to work in the hey-day of arcade gaming, so perhaps the answer is a resounding “yes”. Indeed this is no doubt what Konami hopes to achieve, though it should be clarified that it’s currently unclear as to if Konami itself is developing the game or simply licensing its IP to Tencent.