Contra Rogue Corps Plays Nothing Like the Original

If you were just going off gameplay alone, you’d never know that Contra Rogue Corps is the latest entry in the storied Contra series. It’s a completely new direction for the classic 2D sidescrolling franchise that evolves it into an entirely 3D twin-stick shooter. Rogue Corps also adds elements of character progression in the form of being able to upgrade both your weapons, and the cybernetic parts of your body – another staple of today’s standards.

It’s such a dramatic change for the series that there was some strong initial whiplash. While I’m not totally sold that this is the path I want to see Contra pushed down, I at least saw a glimpse of a fun twin-stick shooter. That’s especially true if you’ve got a group of like-minded friends over for some local co-op play when Contra Rogue Corps is released on Switch, PS4, Xbox One, and PC (Steam) on September 26.

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Source: IGN.com Contra Rogue Corps Plays Nothing Like the Original