What you need to know
- Contra: Rogue Corps is an upcoming top-down shooter from Konami.
- It's the next installment in the fabled Contra franchise.
- The game launches in September and runs at 4K resolution on Xbox One X.
- You can preorder it for $45 through the Microsoft Store.
Updated October 4, 2019: We've been playing Contra: Rogue Ops for many days now, and we've waited for patches. Unlike what Konami says on the Microsoft Store page, the title doesn't appear to be running at 4K resolution.
Everyone knows that Contra is a legendary shoot 'em franchise from Konami. While the company may be more interested in pachinko machines at the moment, it hasn't stopped it from working on the next step for the franchise. Instead of the regular 2D levels, Contra: Rogue Corps is a top-down 3D shooter. While that may not sound that appealing, early previews say that it's a lot of fun.
If you want to play Contra: Rogue Corps, be sure to preorder it through the Microsoft Store. A listing by the name of Contra Rogue Corps with Season Pass is going for $45 at the moment. Luckily, the wait won't be too long to play it because the game launches on September 24.
Contra: Rogue Corps will be somewhat of a treat for Xbox One X owners. The game runs at 4K resolution on the system and even features high dynamic range lighting. Konami is going all-out for this game it seems. It even features player vs. player and player vs. enemy multiplayer modes!
Several years after the events of the Alien Wars, Contra: Rogue Corps follows a former military group living on the fringes as bounty hunters and treasure finders in the Damned City. Survival requires fast reactions, powerful weapons, and the occasional cybernetic augmentation.
Look what's back!
It's not a pachinko machine
Preorder Contra: Rogue Corps with Season Pass to get two t-shirt skins for the Hungry Beast hero. The season pass consists of four add-on packs which contain skins, t-shirts, and other in-game bonuses.
Xbox accessories you'll love
Every one of these quality accessories is guaranteed to enhance your Xbox experience.
PowerA Enhanced Wired Controller for Xbox One ($20 at Amazon)
PowerA's take on the Xbox One controller is an attractive pickup for budget-conscious gamers that nails all the basics.
Talon PDP Xbox media remote ($20 at Amazon)
The Talon PDP Xbox media remote is great for watching shows on your console.
Xbox One S vertical stand ($10 at Amazon)
Stand your console upright with this accessory.
We may earn a commission for purchases using our links. Learn more.
Review: NASCAR Heat 5 is still the complete package for fans
It's not long since NASCAR Heat 4 arrived, or at least, that's how it seems, with the new title arriving much earlier in the year than its predecessor. It's got some shiny new paint jobs and some neat new features, but many would be hard pressed to tell it apart from last year's game.
Join us for the latest Windows Central Video Podcast
We're live with the Windows Central Video Podcast today at 2:30pm ET, make sure you're there!
Some Surface devices are still blocked from Windows 10 May 2020 Update
Despite removing a safeguarding block last week, Microsoft is still blocking several Surface devices from receiving the Windows 10 May 2020 Update. Microsoft has not specified what issues cause the current set of blocks.
Keep your Xbox One controller charged and ready with these battery options
Sick of standard AA battery cells? Try one of these great Xbox controller charging solutions instead.