Another attempt at a 3D Contra

I’ve seen gameplay footage of the upcoming Neo Contra, and it looks to be shaping up nicely. But instead of being truly 3D, Neo Contra will have views of top down or 3/4 isometric or forward scrolling. The gameplay reminds me of the old Contra Hardcore where you’re allowed to choose stages and you also have a button to lock the direction of fire or plant your feet in one spot(why they couldn’t have taken advantage of the dual analog sticks is beyond me). There also seems to be Panzer Dragoon-esque lock on and fire sequences for heat seeking weapons.

Looks intense, tehy also used this lock feet in place techinique in a small game for Dreamcast called Expendable! I loved that game even though it was sometimes tough to see what was going on.