While the chaps reading Nintendo Life over on the fairer side of the Atlantic were blessed with the news that they would be getting Contra ReBirth on September 4th, those of us in North America were left wondering when we would be able to get our hands on Bill Rizer and Lance Bean's latest adventure. Thankfully, it appears that North America will be getting the game sooner rather than later.

Konami has confirmed to IGN that the latest iteration in one of gaming's oldest franchises will be available for download in North America this Monday, September 7th (Labor Day in the United States). This release date has an added benefit in that most of the U.S. has off from school / work and thus have an entire day to spend chucking their Wiimotes at the TV in frustration.

Contra ReBirth will be available to download for 1000 Nintendo Points.