Contra Anniversary Collection Gets Three Collector’s Editions From Limited Run Games

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At last year’s E3, we found out that Limited Run Games would be creating some swanky physical releases for a handful of old-school favourites and many other classic reimaginings. And we’ve now got some more details on one of those — and the wait was worth it.

The Contra Anniversary Collection, which released back in 2019 — and we absolutely adored the game when we reviewed it — is getting not one, not two, but three different collectors edition’s. Why so many, you ask? Back in February, the original Contra celebrated its 35th anniversary (feel old yet?), so Limited Run Games thought “why not?” and went all out for this run-and-gun classic. Better than cake? We think so.

Let’s have a nosy at just what each collector’s edition comes with, then!

Classic Edition

Contra Anniversary Collection Classic Edition Switch Limited Run
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  • Physical copy of Contra Anniversary Collection for Switch with reversible cover art
  • Classic Konami Silver Box with Art by Tom Dubois
  • Contra Anniversary Collection Soundtrack CD
  • Contra Anniversary Collection Reversible 18″x 24″ Poster
  • Retro Style Dust Sleeve

The Classic Edition is a step-up from the Standard Edition, which comes with an NES-style grey cover and a retro sleeve. This will cost $64.99.

Hard Corps Edition

Contra Anniversary Collection Hardcorps Edition Switch Limited Run
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  • Physical copy of Contra Anniversary Collection for Switch with reversible cover art
  • Deluxe Clamshell Case Featuring Art by Tom Dubois
  • Contra Anniversary Collection Soundtrack CD
  • Contra Anniversary Collection Reversible 18″x 24″ Poster

This edition comes with everything in the Classic Edition, except the dust sleeve. It still has the same $64.99 price tag, but if you don’t want the extra cardboard, then maybe this is for you.

Ultimate Edition

Contra Anniversary Collection Ultimate Edition Switch Limited Run
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  • Physical copy of Contra Anniversary Collection for Switch with reversible cover art
  • Classic Konami Silver Box with Art by Tom Dubois
  • Deluxe Clamshell Case Featuring Tom Dubois
  • Contra Anniversary Collection Soundtrack CD
  • Contra Anniversary Collection SteelBook
  • Contra Anniversary Collection Reversible 18″x 24″ Poster
  • Contra Anniversary Collection Alternate Double-sided Game Cover
  • Retro Style Dust Sleeve
  • Acrylic Standees
  • Enamel Pins
  • Framed Lenticular Art Print
  • Mini Replica Flying Capsule
  • The History of Contra Hard Cover Book
  • Bill and Lance Metal Keychain

Here’s the big one. This $174.99 whopper comes with everything you’d expect a big ol’ special edition to come with — a retrospective book, pins, standees, framed art, keychains– and is a collector’s dream. That SteelBook is bloomin’ lovely, too.

You can also, of course, just pick up the regular edition if all you want is a physical copy of this fabulous collection of arcade classics.

Pre-orders open next Friday, 29th April, at 7am PDT / 10am EDT / 3pm BST and are open for six weeks until 12th June at 8:59 PDT / 11:59pm EDT / 4:59am BST.

Will you be picking up one of these special editions? Let us know in the comments.



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