Konami Bringing Contra, Pro Evo Soccer, And Frogger To Nintendo 3DS

By Ishaan . October 18, 2010 . 9:26am


In case you missed them on the initial list of third-party Nintendo 3DS games that Nintendo released at E3, both Contra and Frogger are part of Konami’s 3DS plans, in addition to Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater 3D.


While no details of these titles have been released yet, Konami announced today that Snake Eater, Contra, Frogger, and a new Pro Evolution Soccer game will be their first releases on the system. The only game from their initial list that Konami haven’t officially announced yet is a baseball title.


Coincidentally, the only platform Pro Evolution Soccer 2011 (pictured above) isn’t on is the Nintendo DS. Konami recently released the game under its original title, World Soccer Winning Eleven 2011, in Japan.


In addition, Konami are also the publisher of a new Asphalt game in Japan.


“We are delighted to confirm that Konami has four major titles in development for Nintendo’s 3DS system,” said Kunio Neo, President of Konami in Europe. “The chance to explore popular franchises such as Metal Gear Solid, Pro Evolution Soccer, Contra and Frogger within a 3D realm is an exciting opportunity, and we cannot wait to share more news in the coming months.”


Food for thought:


This isn’t Konami’s first attempt at bringing Contra into 3D. Back in 2006, they released Contra: Legacy of War for the PlayStation and Sega Saturn, and the game came with a pair of 3D glasses. Heres a screenshot:


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  • Frogger is a MAJOR release? I think they meant to character it as a legacy title as its been out of commission for quite some time. Hopefully this new one embraces 3D and features a revolutionary turn for the series (maybe become a platformer of sorts hm or even an action adventure, which would be pretty revolutionary and cool, lol, Id be game for it).

    I will pass on footy.

    • Jellybit

      Frogger has not been out of commission at all. It’s just been crappy/ignorable (and will probably continue being so on 3DS). Here’s an example of the constant flow of Frogger titles Konami has been putting out in the past decade, many of which take the direction you were talking about:2009 – Frogger Returns (Wii)2008 – Frogger 2 (360)2007 – Frogger Hop, Skip & Jumpin’ Fun (PS2)2006 – My Frogger Toy Trials (DS)2005 – Frogger: Helmet Chaos (PSP, DS)2005 – Frogger: Ancient Shadow (PS2, Gamecube, Xbox)2003 – Frogger’s Adventures: The Rescue (PS2, Gamecube, PC)2003 – Frogger’s Journey: The Forgotten Relic (GBA)2002 – Frogger Beyond (Gamecube, PS2, PC, Xbox)2002 – Frogger’s Adventures 2: The Lost Wand (GBA)2001 – Frogger’s Adventures: Temple of the Frog (GBA)2001 – Frogger: The Great Quest (PS2)2000 – Frogger 2: Swampy’s Revenge (Dreamcast, PS1, Windows)2000 – Frogger 2 (GBC)1999 – Frogger (PS1)In case you were curious, they got an average score of 48 or so.

  • I think Frogger would be cool in 3D. Seeing how the tops of cars are closer than the frog, and the tops of trucks even closer. It’d be interesting.

  • The PES series feels like a good real time startegy game with playmaker controls. Maybe the improved resolution will allow them to include play maker controls, but this would also require the 3d effect to be disabled.

    New Contra is good to hear.

    Gungage would be a better fit for a 3d system though.

  • Come on Konami, stop milking the same franchises and give us a new Goemon game already!

  • [email protected] of war style please konami

  • vrakanox

    Castlevania :(

    That said definately getting the new contra.

    • Tom_Phoenix

      Yeah, I am extremely disappointed that there is currently no Castlevania in development for the 3DS. The titles already being developed are great, but I think a Castlevania title would have only further spiced up the deal.

      • You want them to reveal a Castlevania now, right after a console one just came out? Maybe reveal in early 2011 for released in late 2011 or early 2012…

        • Tom_Phoenix

          Actually, yes, I would very much want that. =)

          • If it is a series reboot then I would want it as well. Ive always wanted to get into the series.

          • Tom_Phoenix

            I just hope that when the 3DS Castlevania comes, it will be a 2D platformer with 3D effects. Castlevania has always been at its best as a 2D platformer.

  • Joanna

    Suikoden? :(

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