Publisher: The Arcade Crew
Release: July 11, 2019
Platform: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, PC
Contra fans have a lot to celebrate recently. After the series was assumed long-dead, despite a vague teaser during Konami’s E3 2012 presser, but has recently gotten a collection, a new game announcement, and soon a spiritual sequel in the form of Blazing Chrome. Now we finally have a release date for Blazing Chrome, a very Contra: Hard Corps-inspired 2D run-and-gun action game. You’ll be fighting off a new alien menace on July 11.
The news comes as a result of a new, and presumably final, trailer drop for the game that shows off the hidden characters. One of those hidden characters is a ninja and that looks to pretty significantly change up the gameplay from the shooty characters. Check out the trailer below.
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Blazing Chrome is developed by Brazilian studio JoyMasher and is part of The Arcade Crew, an initiative by studio DotEmu to channel old arcade-style classic games with new games in the modern era. Looking at footage and having played this game before at events, I feel like they’re definitely nailing it.
You can pick up Blazing Chrome on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC in just a few weeks on July 11.