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Crush, kill, destroy the enemies of Hard Corps!
~ CD-288

CD-288 is a character and one of the main protagonists in Contra: Legacy of War.


A direct result of an offshoot of the Assassin Cybot series made by the now defunct Wade Industries before the Alien Wars. After the war, circumstances led to the merge of Wade Industries with the software giant ChuckSoft, and formed Chuck/Wade Arms Co. Their first venture was the CD (Cyborg Destroyer) series.

This particular unit from the 288 mark series was reprogrammed by a Hard Corps tech member to include optimal functioning levels in both underwater and anti-gravity environments. Previous Destroyer class models had limitations in these conditions, but were totally efficient and ruthless in all other situations. Some of the suits at Chuck/Wade Arms Co. are against these modifications and demand that the unit be returned, but skeptics say they just want the ability to market the Cybot themselves.

There is a rumor floating about the Hard Corps that the C-D 288 is becoming self-aware, although its only available comment is: "Crush, kill, destroy the enemies of Hard Corps!"


CD-288, alongside Ray, Tasha, and Bubba, was sent on a mission to stop Colonel Bassad. After making their way from a city into a hidden mountain fortress and subduing the colonel, the team was then absorbed into Bassad's brain as a last-ditch effort. Faced with several previously fought enemies, the four soldiers struggled to survive the onslaught of attacks in Bassad's degrading mind.

Overcoming the mind games, the team was inexplicably teleported onto a satellite planet which housed the last forces of the alien threat, and which was subsequently eliminated. The planet then exploded and the heroes were sent drifting in uncertainty on a broken piece of rock from the planet. Behind them, an arthropod alien was revealed to be hanging on the side of the rock.




  • This character's name appears written in many different ways depending on the type of media it appears in:
    • PlayStation
      • CD-288 - Instruction booklet
      • CD.-288 - In-game
    • Saturn
      • C-D 288 - Instruction booklet
      • C.D. - 288 - In-game