Contra: Shattered Soldier is coming to the PlayStation Store this Tuesday as a PlayStation 2 Classic. For the uninitiated, Shattered Soldier marked the return of the series to the 2D gameplay so characteristic of the franchise. Although the graphics are polygonal, the game uses a side-view perspective that fans of the series are more than familiar with.
Contra: Shattered Soldier is set in the year 2642 and in the game, you assume the role of Bill Rizer (who some of you might remember from Contra III: Alien Wars.) Since the hero of Alien Wars had been accused of some serious crimes, he was sentenced to spend thousands of years in cryogenic prison. Five years after those incidents, our planet faces a new threat and the government decides to release Rizer so that he can defend Earth from alien invaders.
Contra: Shattered Soldier will be available for download on June 11th.
Source: PlayStation Blog