Funko is Bringing the 80's Back to Life with Contra Pops!

Funko is Bringing the 80's Back to Life with Contra Pops!

Funko is ready for some long nights and possibly some broken screens as they announce Komani's Contra is next on their reveals. Both main characters from the classic side scrolling game will be coming soon to add to your Pop Games collection. Both Bill and Lance are modernized with 3D modeling and really pulls the characters […]

"Contra" and "Bomberman" Board Games Licensed by Konami

"Contra" and "Bomberman" Board Games Licensed by Konami

In 2020, Blacklist Games and IDW Games will be looking to release board games based on the Contra and Bomberman franchises, respectively. These two franchises are owned and licensed by Konami Cross Media NY, and are based on video games. The release is geared towards North American crowds. Contra is a run-and-gun arcade game released […]

Exploring The New Gear My Arcade Brought To E3 2019

My Arcade Officially Partners With Konami For "Contra" Arcade Products

Today, Konami and My Arcade made it official as they will partner together to release mini arcade version of Contra to be sold for the public. This will include the Contra Micro Player and the Contra Pocket Player, both of which you can see here. We got a look at these back at E3 2019, […]

Contra Rogue Corps Announced By Nintendo and Konami at E3

"Contra: Rogue Corps" Announced By Nintendo and Konami at E3 2019

Today we got an action-packed trailer from Konami and Nintendo as Contra Rogue Corps was announced during the Nintendo Direct feed for E3. While the trailer says a lot about the story, now know the game will be a twin stick, third-person action game drawing upon its roots in fast and focused combat. It will be released […]

Konami Reveals The Full Lineup For Contra Anniversary Collection

Konami Reveals The Full Lineup For Contra Anniversary Collection

Konami has officially revealed the massive lineup of games coming to the Contra Anniversary Collection this summer, and it is a Contra fan's dream. The game was announced a couple of months back along with the Arcade Classics and Castlevania collections, but beyond the idea that it would have the first game and it was […]

Konami Releasing Several Classic Editions for 50th Anniversary

Konami has got some awesome digital releases coming for their 50th Anniversary, including special editions of Contra and Castlevania. On April 18th for $20, the company will release an Anniversary Collection of Arcade Classics, with several titles released in the arcades refreshed for HD and brought to console and PC. But that's not all, in […]

The Secret Origin of Red vs Blue in Video Game Multiplayer

Red and Blue have been used as juxtaposed colors for a long, long time now across a number of fields including politics, sports, war, and video games. The color scheme seems almost ubiquitous (though it isn't the only color coordination used to indicate conflict). This likely comes down to color theory and symbolism. Red and […]

Konami To Revive Contra Franchise As A Movie And TV Show Made In China

First, China stole our jingoistic 80s action movie format to score a massive hit with Wolf Warrior 2. Now, it seems, they're stealing our formula of lazily rebooting video games as movie franchises! What's next? Are they going to elect Donald Trump?! Videogame maker Konami officially announced today that they're developing a Contra movie […]

On This Day In Pop Culture History For February 9

Welcome to a new column here at Bleeding Cool, where we will be looking at important comics/film/tv/whatever is interesting facts for the date at hand! History is important, and we aim to educate here at Bleeding Cool. So, without further ado: Here are some things that have happened on February 9: 1870: US Army establishes US […]