Contra: Evolution Returns June 27

We’ve gotten official word that Contra: Evolution is coming (back) to iOS on June 27. Contra: Evolution is a revamped version of the classic arcade/NES shooter that gobbled up hours and hours of many people’s childhood back in the golden days of yore. Check out the new art in the screenshots below.

Contra: Evolution’s life on iOS has already been something of a roller-coaster ride. The game appeared out of nowhere back in May, only to be removed a few days later. We heard from the game’s PR rep that it had been released prematurely which, considering that the game’s screenshots were plastered with Chinese text, seems reasonable.

Some people did buy the game when it was available, and the consensus in the comments on our site was that the controls were problematic. We’ll have to wait until Thursday to see if that’s something they’ve fixed in the interim. When the game comes out next week, it will cost $0.99 on iPhone and $2.99 on iPad.

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