Blazing Chrome Channels Your Inner-Contra Next Month
We reported last November that Blazing Chrome was announced for the Switch and now the release date is upon us! The Contra inspired 2D run and gun action game will arrive on July 11, 2019 for the Switch! Along with the recent Contra Anniversary Collection and the upcoming Contra Rogue Corps, this could be the perfect supplement to your Switch gaming library!
Publisher The Arcade Crew (Dark Devotion) and developer JoyMasher announced today that the enemy infested run-and-gun platformer Blazing Chrome will launch on PC, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PlayStation 4 on July 11, 2019.
Alongside today’s launch date reveal is a stunning new gameplay trailer that showcases hidden characters within the Contra-esque title. Fans who unlock the new characters within the game will be treated to fast-paced, side-scrolling and vertical gameplay action as ‘Suhaila,’ a razor girl with a robotic arm or the skilled and deadly ninja ‘Raijin’ you try to out-fire, out-maneuver and out-wit your various metal-encased AI enemies.
The new characters are armed with entirely new ninja-based weaponry – players can harness a deadly katana, jump higher and use dash, creating a completely new combat experience in a Contra-like game.
JoyMasher’s Blazing Chrome harkens back to the golden days of side-scrolling shooters with modern touches ensuring its gameplay feels as precise as it does authentic to the era it channels. Players can tear through six highly-varied stages filled with deadly, bullet-spewing AI as Mavra, a lone human resistance fighter, or the rebellious robotic insurgent Doyle.
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