My Arcade Partners with Konami Cross Media NY

by MaddOx
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My Arcade announced today a line of collectables featuring Konami’s run-and-gun icon, Contra, created in partnership with Konami Cross Media NY, Inc. The initial line-up will include the compact desktop Micro Player and handheld Pocket Player, each slated to launch this holiday season.

Contra Micro Player in the palm of someone's hand
The Contra Micro Player fits in the palm of your hand

The Contra Pocket Player and Micro Player will each feature the game’s signature co-op play mode. Players can link two of the same devices to fend off alien invasion cooperatively, made possible with My Arcade’s new CO-VS technology. The Micro Player will feature the original arcade version of Contra while the Pocket Player will include original arcade versions of Contra and Super C. These new products will allow fans to celebrate their passion for the iconic title and reignite the adrenaline with elite commandos Bill Rizer and Lance Bean in compact playable form.

Jennifer Coleman, Vice President of Licensing and Marketing, Konami Cross Media NY commented:

Our mission is to find unique and exciting ways to extend Konami’s iconic game franchises. The expansion of the Contra game line into standalone, compact versions, thanks to our partners at My Arcade, provides a unique opportunity for its millions of fans around the world to show their love for the game. We are happy to develop this new line of products with them for this popular title.

Amir Navid, SVP Product Development and Creative Director, My Arcade, added:

We’re honoured to be working with Konami Cross Media NY on Contra, one of the top games of all time and one of my personal favourites. It’s been almost 30 years since its introduction and we’re pleased to celebrate that milestone by giving fans another way to experience the game and show their love for it!

Contra Pocket Player being played by a pair of hands
The Contra Pocket Player is easy to pick up and begin playing on the go

Keep up with My Arcade’s mission in bringing arcade nostalgia out from memory lane and onto your tabletop at myarcadegaming.comInstagram and Twitter.

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