Like to play Contra on your Switch? I know Martin knows, as I woke up with a message from him this morning saying it had been announced.
Konami is putting together some of its best-known classics in a collection of downloadable collections that should be released on PCs and consoles in the coming months.
Each collection will contain eight games and will be released digitally for the Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
The sets are coming now to celebrate Konami 50 birthday – the company previously having been a jukebox business before the late 70's when it moved to arcade games.
Konami's Arcade Classics collection comes first, on April 18, priced at $ 20 (UK price TBA). It will contain Haunted Castle, A-Jax, Gradius, Gradius 2, Salamander, Thunder Cross, Scramble and TwinBee.
After that, sometime "early summer" but without a firm release date, it will be the Castlevania Anniversary Collection and the Contra Anniversary Collection.
The Castlevania collection will contain Castlevania 1, 2, 3 and Super Castlevania, along with four more titles to be announced.
The Contra collection will include Contra, Super Contra, Super C, Contra 3: The Alien Wars and four other more games in the series.
Thanks Martin, you can go back to sleep now.