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Contra heading for XBLA

Classic Konami shooter blasts onto Live Arcade this week

Konami's classic shooter Contra is blasting onto Xbox Live Arcade later this week, Microsoft has revealed.

The game will be available at 8am GMT this Wednesday, and can be purchased for 400 Microsoft points. As well as the original single-player game there's eight co-op levels for live or single-console play, as well as leaderboards and the usual list of achievements to unlock.

Look out for a review of some kind in the near future and in the meantime you can share your memories of the rock hard shooter (fave versions, bosses and golden moments) in our comments field below.