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Contra 4 Blasts Into Retail Stores Nationwide

November 13, 2007

Contra 4 Blasts Into Retail Stores Nationwide

Quintessential Action Franchise Celebrates Its 20th Anniversary With New Gameplay Elements, Full Cooperative Multiplayer Mode and Bonus Content Delivered in Larger-Than-Life Sequences on the Nintendo DS

Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc, today announced Contra 4 for the Nintendo DS(tm)has shipped to retail outlets nationwide. Celebrating the 20th anniversary of the popular action franchise, Contra 4 features 2D side-scrolling action that recalls the retro feel of the original fan favorite with the added bonus of massive battles that utilize both screens of the Nintendo DS(tm).

"In celebration of the franchise's 20th anniversary, we wanted to bring back the retro look and feel of classic Contra while still providing fresh, compelling content," said Anthony Crouts, Vice President of Marketing for Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. "Well adapted to the Nintendo DS's dual screens, Contra 4 provides an action-packed experience for seasoned Contra players as well as new fans of the franchise."

Taking place two years after the events of Contra III: The Alien Wars, Contra 4 forces our heroes into battle against an army of alien invaders, including the return of the terrifying Black Viper. Players must dodge, shoot, and jump over obstacles and enemies coming at them from every direction. Unique to the series, Contra 4 introduces a grappling hook accessory that provides players a means to grab onto structures above, allowing them to move seamlessly from screen to screen on the DS. Pushing the limits of the Contra franchise to new heights, the grappling accessory also grants players the strategic use of environmental elements for timely escapes, better vantage points for devastating attacks and it becomes crucial in defeating the massive bosses that take up both screens of the Nintendo DS.

Contra 4 offers cooperative gameplay that allows up to two players to join forces and defeat Black Viper's alien army for the continued existence of mankind. Recruit a friend and let the battle for Earth commence!

Contra 4 also incorporates a wealth of in-game bonus content commemorating 20 years of the run and gun action franchise, including: 20th Anniversary Virtual Museum - A virtual history of the Contra franchise since the 80's, including box art, screen shots and information on every version of Contra from the US, Japan and Europe. The museum also features an unlockable gallery of bonus art. Unlockable Games - The NES versions of the classic Contra and Super C are now unlockable. 5 unlockable characters, including the Probotector from the European version of the Contra games. 2 unlockable digital comic books from longtime Contra artist, Atsushi Tsujimoto. An interview with noted Contra Producer Nobuya Nakazato. Contra 4 is rated "T" for Teen and is now available on the Nintendo DS in retail outlets nationwide for the SRP of $29.99. For more information on the game and the Contra franchise, please visit: www.konami.com/contra

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