Back in July 2020, Timi studio, the developers behind Call of Duty: Mobile tweeted plans to launch a new Contra game dubbed Contra Returns for mobile phones. While we didn’t get an official release date at the time, the game has been scheduled for release on July 26 in the US as well as other countries.
A Chinese version of the Contra Returns mobile published by Tencent has been available exclusively in China since 2017. Its success led the developers to release a Taiwanese version and an English-language version for Southeast Asia. The global version which was teased last year, however, will be published by PROXIMA BETA.
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Contra Returns brings back the classic gameplay with updated graphics and includes a new storyline. The new Contra game packs over 200 total levels and will also include different gaming modes such as a one-life mode, 1V1, 3V3. The one-life mode test players skill to see how far they can get without dying.
Contra Returns also brings back the popular Veteran Contra heroes Bill Rizer and Lance Bean. But this time they will be fighting alongside Sheena from Contra 4, Lucia from Contra: Shattered Soldier, a bear, and Brad Fang, who is a werewolf.
Contra Returns will be available for Android and iOS devices starting on July 26. Players can pre-register for the game on their respective app store (iOS and Android) now to unlock special rewards when it’s released.