Contra: Operation Galuga's Mission Begins March 12; Demo and Preorders Available Now

Run 'n' gun your way through the playable demo, then get ready for this reimagined, reloaded classic when it hits next month

Alongside Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. (KONAMI), we are excited to announce that Contra: Operation Galuga, the hotly anticipated revival of the genre-defining run-'n'-gun video game franchise, has an official mission-start date of March 12, 2024, when it launches digitally on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC via Steam, priced at $39.99 and rated T by the ESRB. Digital preorders for most platforms are available today, and physical preorders from Limited Run Games will begin on March 1.

To prepare you for the action that awaits, an explosive Contra: Operation Galuga playable demo is also now available for download in digital storefronts. Featuring a sampling of content from the first and third stages of the game and gameplay for 1 to 4 players, the demo, when completed, will unlock bonus content in the final, full game.

Additionally, a new trailer showcasing the game's weapons, combat, and other features can be seen at

A from-the-ground-up reimagining of the revolutionary Contra NES/arcade game from the 1980s, Contra: Operation Galuga lets you choose from a group of elite commandos, including hardcore protagonists Bill Rizer and Lance Bean, as they blast their way through eight stages of mayhem against an alien horde controlled by the Red Falcon terrorist group. Wielding iconic weapons like the Spread Shot, Crush Bombs, and Laser Beam, as well as character-specific abilities including double-jumps, sliding, and grappling, plus the new power to Overload weapons for even more offensive and defensive options, you can expect relentless excitement and intensity as you tackle the game's Story, Arcade, and Challenge modes.

The adrenaline-pumping experience is further fueled by the amazing music, artwork, and narrative from an all-star group of collaborators. Combining summer blockbuster energy with classic inspiration, the main score is created by composers Yuko Komiyama and Norihiko Hibino of Scarlet Moon, and features cinematic interpretations of familiar Contra tunes as well as original compositions. Meanwhile, the story and plot of the game were drafted in conjunction with Dai Sato and Naruki Nagakawa of Storyriders Inc., and the game's key illustration is provided by renowned comic book artist David Nakayama. Other collaborative partners, including the game's sensational voice cast, will be announced at a later date.

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