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This page lists the chronological order of events within the fictional universe of the Contra series.

1973

Contra ReBirth

  • Note: Because of time travel use within the story, this game takes place at many points in the timeline.

1992

Contra Force

  • Note: Contra Force was never released in Japan. Moreover, Contra 4’s "Museum" section confirms this game is not part of the official timeline.

2613

Hard Corps: Uprising

2627

The Moirai Ruin (and the Moirai Relic with it) is found by an anonymous miner on Jupiter, as explained in Contra: Shattered Soldier.[1]

2633

Contra

2633

Contra ReBirth

  • Note: Because of time travel use within the story, this game takes place at many points in the timeline.

2634

Super Contra

2635

Operation C

  • Note: The exact date the events of this game happen is inferred in Contra 4’s instruction booklet.
  • In the original Japanese version, Bill Rizer fights the army of an unnamed hostile nation that is seeking to use an alien cell to produce weapons; in the American versions, the enemies are working for an alien entity calling itself "Black Viper". Likewise, the main character's identity was changed from Bill to Lance Bean.

2636

Contra III: The Alien Wars

2638

Contra 4

2639

  • Colonel Bahamut attempts to overthrow the government but ultimately fails (the exact date the events of this game happen in is mentioned where the character is being briefed on Colonel Bahamut).

2641

Contra: Hard Corps

26??

Contra: Legacy of War

  • Note: The exact date the events of this game happen in is not specified but it can be assumed it occurs after Contra: Hard Corps as Ray is in it. (Note: This game is not part of the official Contra timeline).

26??

C: The Contra Adventure

  • Note: The exact date the events of this game happen in is not specified but it can be assumed it occurs after Contra: Hard Corps and Contra: Legacy of War as Ray is in it. (Note: This game is also not part of the official Contra timeline).

2642

A weapons "accident" wipes out 80% of Earth's population and Bill Rizer is blamed as the perpetrator, as well as for murdering his fellow comrade Lance Bean. He is sentenced to 10,000 years in a cryogenic stasis.

2647

Contra: Shattered Soldier

4434

Project C is started in order to deal with all conflicts on Earth.

4444

Neo Contra

4444

Contra ReBirth

  • Note: Because of time travel use within the story, this game takes place at many points in the timeline.

References

  1. Lance Bean points the date as "20 years ago" in Shattered Soldier.