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Contra ReBirth

New pics and trailer released for WiiWare revamp of Konami's 2D side-scroller.

Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. today revealed a new game trailer, screenshots and details from the soon to be released Contra Rebirth. This arcade-shooter will be available on WiiWare™ next week. In Contra Rebirth, Chief Salamander and his Neo-Salamander Force travel back to 1973 AD to invade Earth. They land in Central America and take control of the Shizuoka ruins on the Yucatan Peninsula. There, the aliens plan the destruction of all the “Contra" on Earth. The Galactic President calls on Lance Bean, a member of the elite "Contra" warriors to save the Earth, but his sudden disappearance jeopardizes the safety of the planet. Now, Bill Rizer and the samurai, Genbei Yagyu are the last hope for Earth and must pick up their weapons and defeat the evil Neo-Salamander Army before all is lost. Experience the fast paced action packed 2D side scrolling adventure that pioneered the Run'N Gun Genre.

Key Features:

• 2 player local co-op game play

• Classic Contra firepower, including the popular Spreadshot

• 2 unlockable characters

• Retro 2D sprite, action side scrolling game

• Story follows the classic Contra theme

For the all-new trailer and screenshots of Contra Rebirth, please visit our media download site at: http://www.konami.com/downloads/.

Media Contacts:

For Konami Digital Entertainment

Jay Boor

310-220-8147

Jb27786@konami.com

Bender/Helper Impact

Michelle Hoffman

310-694-3154

Michelle_Hoffman@bhimpact.com

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