Contra is a freeware modification for Command and Conquer Generals: Zero Hour real-time strategy game. It's a big project started in 2004. It adds many new units as well as numerous new upgrades, new general's powers and buildings. It also adds new sounds, maps, bug fixes, enhanced graphics, and other effects, as well as three new generals.

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As the clock is ticking and Contra 009 is approaching its release phase, we still have some nice stuff to show you.

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Greetings everyone!

A short video presentation of a new super unit for Cybernetic general, "Widow".

Widow

In case you didn't notice yet on Contra 009 stream videos, Cybernetic general got his spider units back, as an option to counter fast and deadly GLA attacks.

This means, when you reach rank3 and build Strategy Center, you will have to decide whether you will join the cult of Spiders or follow the path of Angels.

- if you select Angels, you will be able to build rank3 Angel units, together with their rank5 leader "Seraph" mech.

- if you chose Spiders, you will be able to use rank3 Spider units, with their mother "Widow" as rank 5 super unit.

Widow1

Many of you will ask what is the difference and which one to use!? Well, it depends on your twisted mind. :)

- But it also depends on the type of the opponent you are facing. If you are fighting China, or USA, most likely you will go with Angels because of their firepower and armor. Angels are strong, but also slow and cost more.

- If you are fighting any of GLA generals, you will probably want to go with Spiders, as Spiders are fast and weak, but also cost less.

Depending on which option you chose, you will be able to build one Super unit, either "Seraph" or "Widow".

"Widow" is fast long range Super unit, armed with prototype of dual rail gun cannons, missile system effective vs ground and air targets, and is able to deploy spider mines for cheap price (used by repair droid in the past).

Please note that final version of Widow may differ from what you saw in video, as things are still being tested, fixed and repaired.

Widow is voiced by streamer MaelstromX103

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AroundStar0606
AroundStar0606

A little bit of Cybran style.Anyway,very cool!

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-Grimlock-
-Grimlock-

oh its so swift,so lovely *-* and those effects from the main cannon..
you havent mentioned it so the answer presumably is no, but than again you aint done.. will widow or angel decision bring some other effects, like globally for unit pallete or something? because allthough its admirable and so so lovely.. it would be even greater if its not just that simple like: ok, angels for that opponent and widow for that opponent..
but really great great work

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MaelstromX103
MaelstromX103

If you go for Angels, you will unlock Seraph, Remiel, Hadriel and Uriel
If you go for Spiders, you will unlock Widow, Crab, Spider tank and Dominator.
Angels are slow and expensive, but heavily armored and more powerful.
Spiders are fragile and less powerful, but quicker and cheaper.
So, depending on the strategy you want to use, you can choose whatever you want. Angels are more for brute force and tanking, while Spiders are better for quick assault and spamming

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-Grimlock-
-Grimlock-

i must say it is really nice to see that people from different/rival/ mods ( if one would call it that) work together! to whathever capacity.. still good!

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MaelstromX103
MaelstromX103

I proposed my services as Voice Actor/Livestreamer to Contra team, and they accepted. And I did that because I personally find this mod very entertaining and very well made.
To me, it brings new voices to experiment, and also more diversity to my Twitch channel. It's a win-win thing :)

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Noctis_Caelum
Noctis_Caelum

It looks awesome =)

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hawkseye17
hawkseye17

Looks great despite my arachnophobia

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Kahzei
Kahzei

Railguns, external missile battery, and seeker mines on a quadruped. Give it a token nuclear weapon and we have ourselves a full blown fusion between REX and Peace Walker. This was unexpected in the best way.

Will the AI know how to prioritize which Super Unit to go with?

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ThePredatorBG Creator
ThePredatorBG

Building Seraph or Widow depends on the unlock, which is randomly chosen at rank 3.

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rotterdam
rotterdam

Good :)
So you've finally heard me xd
But there is still a problem with that chiken anti-air 1st lvl unit :D

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treble1341450283
treble1341450283

Glad to see the Sniper tanks back online with separate Tech tree. From my point of view, the Widow's legs movement are awkward and not really realistic. I hope the leg movements will be improved so the Widow will walk with it's sturdy and mechanical like legs.
Are you going to make a tech tree selection for other generals for this 009 or later or not to do at all?

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ThePredatorBG Creator
ThePredatorBG

We have no other tech tree selections planned.

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treble1341450283
treble1341450283

After the 009 is released, could you please make the tech tree for all Generals? Including the description that is written in each unit in game. Also the meaning of the Chinese and Arabic names of China and GLA units.

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ThePredatorBG Creator
ThePredatorBG

Tech trees will be made. Descriptions of all units will be updated and available on our website. We've brought back the original names of most units (e.g. Huang Di - Emperor), but we didn't change the super unit names. They are usually names of creatures from mythology and have no translation.

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Guest
Guest

When will you guys release this??

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MaelstromX103
MaelstromX103

When it's done

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AvianLord5678
AvianLord5678

Hey, very interesting stuff. Keep up the good work. I'm really looking forward to the final version as we all are looking forward to it as well.

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Alexander_17
Alexander_17

guys I think you gonna need to change the USA war factory design at least for Cybernetic and Superweapons generals . the current one is not fit enough to carry units like Seraph , Saturn or Widow .
beside the old USA war factory looks boring for me somehow and not cool enough to handle a new nice designs like you did in this mod . I think I can give you an Ideas of another design if there is a way to share a pics with you

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