Contra Anniversary Collection (魂斗羅 アニバーサリーコレクション Kontora Anibāsarī Korekushon?) is a compilation package that includes ten selected classic titles from the Contra franchise. The bundle package was released on June 11, 2019 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Steam and Nintendo Switch.
The product is part of Konami's "Anniversary Collection" series, celebrating the company's 50th anniversary, with the other two compilations being Arcade Classics Anniversary Collection and Castlevania Anniversary Collection.
The collection provides several modern features and additional content for all games, including:
- Option to select from a number of display settings:
- Pixel perfect
- 4:3 scanlines
- Pixel perfect scanlines
- 16:9 scanlines
- Option of picking from three different border frames to use during gameplay.
- Achievements/Trophies (except for Switch)
- 74 pages bonus e-book titled "The History of Contra" packed with new information about the titles, including interviews with the development staff, behind-the-scenes insights, and sketches and design documents never before revealed to the public.
The compilation includes ten titles overall: five selected classic titles from the Contra series, as well as a combination of five ports and different localizations of four of them (the latter mainly being their European "Probotector" counterparts):
- 1. Contra (arcade, 1987)
- 2. Super Contra (arcade, 1988)
- 3. Contra III: The Alien Wars (SNES, 1992)
- 4. Contra: Hard Corps (Genesis, 1994)
- 5. Operation C (Game Boy, 1991)
On March 19, 2019 Konami announced via its official site the upcoming release of three compilation titles celebrating its 50th anniversary; these include: Arcade Classics Anniversary Collection, Castlevania Anniversary Collection and Contra Anniversary Collection.
The original Japanese versions of selected titles, plus Japanese scans from the bonus e-book, were released in a post-launch update on June 19, 2019.
- Contra Anniversary Collection at Konami (official site)
- Konami Releasing Anniversary Collection Series On Nintendo Switch at nintendolife
- Konami's New Anniversary Collections Bundle Castlevania, Contra And More at Kotaku