My first appoint today at E3 was to visit the Konami booth. After Monday’s announcement of Contra Rogue Corps, I could hardly wait to get my hands on it. I also got to play a brand new Yu-Gi-Oh! Switch exclusive called Yu-Gi-Oh! Legacy Of The Duelist: Link Evolution.

Contra Rogue Corps

Contra, Super C, and Contra III are among some of my most memorable and favourite games. So, naturally when Contra Rogue Corps was announced and shown during Tuesday’s Nintendo Direct, I was ecstatic to have the opportunity to go hands-on with it. The same director behind Contra 3 on the SNES is behind Rogue Corps. And, after 45 minutes of play, I’m happy to say that this feels like a traditional Contra game.

The view is changed from side-scrolling to isometric 3rd person and utilizing a twin sticks control scheme. The left thumbstick allows you to walk around while the right thumbstick controls where you fire your weapon. There are 4 different characters to choose from, each with their own unique skills. Weapons can be customized and you can even upgrade your character’s abilities by augmenting them with cybernetics and new organs.

The story in the game takes place after Contra III and the level I played was in a worn torn city. The controls were easy to pickup and within no time I was blasting aliens away. The Contra series is known for fast-paced, run & gun style gameplay and Rogue Corps doesn’t disappoint. All your favourite weapons from the blaster to the flame thrower are included and the enemies are relentless. I made it to a battle against a massive boss and it took everything I could do to defeat him.

Contra Rogue Corps launches September 26, 2019 and I am looking forwarding to playing the full game to give you my impressions and thoughts on.


Yu-Gi-Oh! Legacy Of The Duelist: Link Evolution

The second game I played at the Konami both today was a brand-new Yu-Gi-Oh! game called Yu-Gi-Oh! Legacy Of The Duelist: Link Evolution. This trading card game allows you to build your deck from over 9000 cards. It allows you to relive stories from the animated series from the first season all the way up to the newest generation—Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS!

The demo began with a beginner’s tutorial that explained how to play the game and introduced the concepts of gameplay. I learned that the retail version of the game will come with 3 exclusive cards and that the game’s story mode will take about 70 hours to complete. Additionally, there is online and local co-op play included with the game.

While I am not an expert on the Yu-Gi-Oh! trading card games, from what I saw and played today, this game very comprehensive. Yu-Gi-Oh! Legacy of The Duelist: Link Evolution comes out August 20, 2019 exclusively on Switch.


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Jon Scarr
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  1. Oh the memories of playing Contra back on the NES. I was quite surprised to hear that a new game was in development. Now a whole new generation of players will be able to experience Contra.

    I remember watching the first few seasons of Yu-Gi-Oh when they first came over to Canada. I liked the show, but I’ve never really been able to get into card battle games. I’m sure the Yu-Gi-Oh fans will rejoice over this game!

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