My Arcade, the retro-focused manufacturer of mini handheld gaming devices and accessories, has today announced that it has partnered with Konami Cross Media NY, Inc. Together they will be launching a line of collectibles that feature Contra, Konami’s hit run-and-gun game. The launch lineup will include the desktop Micro Player and the handheld Pocket Player and both will feature Co-Op play, for that true Contra feeling. Having reviewed some of My Arcade’s products in the past, I am sure these are going to be great additions to any collectors collection. Check out the Press release below.
My Arcade Partners with Konami Cross Media NY to Launch Playable Contra™ Collectibles This Holiday Season
Introducing My Arcade’s CO-VS™ Technology Enabling Friends to Run ‘n’ Gun Together
Los Angeles, CA, 16.07.2019 – My Arcade announced today a line of collectibles featuring Konami’s run-and-gun icon, Contra, created in partnership with Konami Cross Media NY, Inc. The initial line-up will include the compact desktop Micro Player™ and handheld Pocket Player™, each slated to launch this holiday season.
The Contra Pocket Player and Micro Player will each feature the game’s signature co-op play mode. Players can link two of the same devices to fend off alien invasion cooperatively, made possible with My Arcade’s new CO-VS™ technology. The Micro Player will feature the original arcade version of Contra while the Pocket Player will include original arcade versions of Contra and Super C™. These new products will allow fans to celebrate their passion for the iconic title and reignite the adrenaline with elite commandos Bill Rizer and Lance Bean in compact, playable form.
“Our mission is to find unique and exciting ways to extend Konami’s iconic game franchises,” says Jennifer Coleman, Vice President of Licensing and Marketing, Konami Cross Media NY. “The expansion of the Contra game line into standalone, compact versions, thanks to our partners at My Arcade, provides a unique opportunity for its millions of fans around the world to show their love for the game. We are happy to develop this new line of products with them for this popular title.”
Amir Navid, SVP Product Development and Creative Director, My Arcade, added, “We’re honored to be working with Konami Cross Media NY on Contra, one of the top games of all time and one of my personal favorites. It’s been almost 30 years since its introduction and we’re pleased to celebrate that milestone by giving fans another way to experience the game and show their love for it!”
About My Arcade
My Arcade is a retro-focused gaming accessories manufacturer that offers an exciting array of portable handhelds, Mini Arcades, Plug N’ Play gaming devices, collectibles and unique accessories for classic consoles. My Arcade is dedicated to becoming a go-to source for all things retro. For more information on My Arcade and its wide selection of retro gaming products, check out myarcadegaming.com, follow on Instagram @MyArcadeRetro and Twitter @MyArcadeRetro.
About Konami Cross Media NY, Inc.
Konami Cross Media NY, Inc. is a member of Konami Group and specializes in multiplatform brand management and production. Konami Cross Media NY takes a 360-degree approach in managing the rights to globally iconic IPs such as Yu-Gi-Oh!, Bomberman, Contra and Frogger.