The iOS mobile gaming market is about to get a whole lot more explosive, as CocoChina/Chukong announced earlier that they will be brining Konami’s massive hit Contra stateside.
Contra Evolution is the first fully licensed mobile version of the franchise and was met with huge success with its initial Chinese release this January. CocoChina/Chukong’s CEO, Haozhi Chen, stated that his team worked very closely with Konami and feels that they have succeeded in replicating the feel of the original Contra, as well as the sound and looks – in hopes that they will be able to attract both new gamers and fans of the original.
Contra Evolution has been rebuilt from the ground up using CocoChina’s open-source 2D engine, Cocos2D-x platform, allowing for unparalleled responsiveness and latency.
Set to release June 27th, for only $.99 via Apple’s App Store (with and Android release in the works), Contra Evolution looks to be one of this summer’s most entertaining and addictive mobile game releases.[#ff entbuddha] “Making you a better geek, one post at a time!” [ratings]