Contra: Operation Galuga Available Now

Running and gunning for Switch

12 March 2024
by rawmeatcowboy 0

Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. (KONAMI) The legendary soldiers have returned! KONAMI and WayForward today announced that Contra: Operation Galuga, the new entry in the groundbreaking Contra franchise, is now available digitally on Nintendo Switch. The action-packed co-op run-‘n’-gun extravaganza is priced at $39.99 (less a 10% discount for early adopters) and rated T by the ESRB.

A reloaded, reimagined, reborn update to the revolutionary Contra NES/arcade game from the 1980s, Contra: Operation Galuga redeploys players to the Galuga Archipelago, where they’ll take control of elite Contra commandos Bill Rizer and Lance Bean (as well as other warriors) to battle the otherworldly Red Falcon terrorist group. Using an assortment of iconic weapons such as the Spread Shot, Laser Beam, and Homing Missiles, players will run, jump, and shoot their way through burning jungles, frigid mountains, a grotesque alien lair, and more. Character-specific abilities, devastating Overload powers, and unyielding bosses keep the action intense across Story Mode (1-2 players), Arcade Mode (1-4 players), and Challenge Mode (1 player), while variable difficulty settings and perks provide options for gamers of all skill levels.

The timeless gameplay is reinvigorated for the modern era through detailed, effects-laden graphics, a spectacular voice cast (including Steve Blum as Bill Rizer, Alejandro Saab as Lance Bean, Angelita Esperanza as Ariana, and Kira Buckland as Lucia), and an explosive musical score. Beyond the main soundtrack by Yuko Komiyama and Norihiko Hibino, players can unlock several alternative soundtracks, including a “Retro Remix” of classic Contra tunes featuring RichaadEB, Alex Moukala, Jemy Hiiragi, Banjo Guy Ollie, Eirik Suhrke, and BraveWave Productions artists including Evanescence’s Tim McCord. Both the original soundtrack and the Retro Remix are available for download and streaming on digital music services.

In addition to the digital versions of Contra: Operation Galuga, physical preorders for Nintendo Switch are currently available from and will be offered until April 14, 2024. These include the standard edition (game with manual) for $39.99, the classic edition (game, manual, retro-inspired box with metallic ink, retro-style dust jacket, 12” x 16” double-sided poster featuring artwork by Peach Momoko, and main game soundtrack CD) for $69.99, and the collector’s edition (all classic edition contents plus Bill and Lance action figures, Bill and Lance dog tags, expanded soundtrack with additional discs, Earth Marine Corps patch, Red Falcon pin, art book, and sticker sheet) for $174.99. Other merchandise, such as a t-shirt, a keychain, and a poster, is available as well.

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