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What Was Up With That Contra Teaser At the End of the Konami Press Conference?

Did you see the big C? No? Here, let us show you.

You will be forgiven if you missed the final stinger at the end of Konami's pre-E3 2011 press conference. After all, that would have meant sitting through to the very end of Konami's pre-E3 2011 press conference, and that's asking an awful lot of anyone.

This is erotic for so many different reasons...

However, if you did bow out a little early, you actually missed what might be the most exciting (possible) revelation to come out of the whole, dull affair. Right at about the 54:30 mark of the conference video--which you could actually skip to at any point, since the whole conference was pre-recorded and not live--a quick flash of a burning "C" pops up, followed by the words "They're coming..."

Unless this is some mean-spirited jerk's way of announcing a Cybernator reboot, this pretty much has to be a new Contra game of some fashion. Who wants to play, "Name the platform you'd most want to see a new Contra game on?" Ready... GO!

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Posted by Alex

You will be forgiven if you missed the final stinger at the end of Konami's pre-E3 2011 press conference. After all, that would have meant sitting through to the very end of Konami's pre-E3 2011 press conference, and that's asking an awful lot of anyone.

This is erotic for so many different reasons...

However, if you did bow out a little early, you actually missed what might be the most exciting (possible) revelation to come out of the whole, dull affair. Right at about the 54:30 mark of the conference video--which you could actually skip to at any point, since the whole conference was pre-recorded and not live--a quick flash of a burning "C" pops up, followed by the words "They're coming..."

Unless this is some mean-spirited jerk's way of announcing a Cybernator reboot, this pretty much has to be a new Contra game of some fashion. Who wants to play, "Name the platform you'd most want to see a new Contra game on?" Ready... GO!

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Posted by ShadowFire01

aaand scene

Posted by DaemonBlack

Ooooh coool.

Posted by rmanthorp

BOOM!

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Posted by Mesklinite

Gameboy!!

Posted by Solh0und

Contra 3 Alien Wars HD + Contra Shattered Soldier HD plus Neo Contra.  
 
Boom! Calling it!

Posted by Snowboarder75

I wanna Transfarr it to my PSP1

Posted by Marz

If they go back to making a solid side scrolling shooter like the original, I'd be all in. 

Posted by shadystx

It's difficult to say, Part of me would love a big budget 360,ps3,pc Contra but on the other hand a new contra for xbla,psn sticking with the old formula would be good also, think i would prefer the latter, It was not that difficult to say after all, Dont know why I said that at the start but not going back and deleting now since ive added a few more lines of nonsense.

Posted by endaround

Contra ported to iOS!!!!!

Posted by cheddartyme

will this game also feature megadeath

Posted by Hailinel

Contra 4 EX: Missile Rider! 
 
Coming Holiday Season 2011 for the 3DS!

Posted by Enigma777

Since at the end it said it was by Konami Digital I assume it will be a PSN/XBLA game instead of a full-retail release

Posted by Mesoian

Wasn't Hard Corps: Uprising supposed to be the new Contra?

Posted by mutha3

PPFFFFFTTTT whatever, the ZOE reveal was way better. JEHUTY IN 1080 P

Posted by DarkbeatDK

Calling it now. 
New 3rd person coverbased shooter set in the "Contra Universe"

Posted by LordXavierBritish

I still have a sealed copy of Contra 4 around here somewhere.

Posted by ckeats

My money is on Sony, Microsoft or Nintendo announcing it as a console exclusive and reveal it at their press event next week.

Posted by HubrisRanger

Yeah, kinda curious what the eff that was myself. I suspect they're trying to find a way to advance the Contra franchise into modern standards without making it really fucking shitty. 
 
 I'm kinda skeptical.

Posted by dvorak

It needs to be a castlevania style game. That would rock. Plus, it would be the right company to make it.

Edited by afrokola

Contra 5 for consoles, maybe? I kind of hope it's for the 3DS and/or Vista, Contra 4 on DS was really fun.

Posted by yami4ct
@DarkbeatDK said:
Calling it now.  New 3rd person coverbased shooter set in the "Contra Universe"
That's exactly what I was thinking as well. I doubt they'd go out of their way to tease a portable or download based contra, what a normal 2D one would have to be. It must be some sort of weird 3D contra on a home console. Maybe project Cafe?
Posted by briangodsoe

Contra 4 HD on project Cafe with Transfarring? 

Posted by Oy

Contra Collection HD...with Tranfarring support.

Posted by ribeye

i hope it's 2D

Posted by WrathOfBanja

TI-84

Posted by Marokai
"You will be forgiven if you missed the final stinger at the end of  Konami's pre-E3 2011 press conference."
 
I hope so, since I was watching it on Giant Bomb.
Posted by SaturdayNightSpecials

Who cares about a new Contra?
 
There's nothing about Contra that calls for a reboot or update. We already have good third-person shooters. Contra 4 was the most they needed to do with the series, so maybe just do another of those for 3DS. Or don't.

Posted by Xpgamer7

Third person shooter Contra. I want it.

Posted by Romination

WayForward developing The Contra. For PSN and XBLA and the CafeNet

Posted by Oscar__Explosion

I've only ever beaten the first Contra but I still can't wait to see what this turns out to be!

Posted by AuthenticM

PSN and XBLA

Posted by fenixREVOLUTION

HD Alien Wars. GO!

Posted by Gerhabio

Probably gonna be a downloadable title. Not expecting much. Not excited. 

Posted by Dan_CiTi

If it's like 4 or ReBirth in HD that'd be sick. 

Posted by KaosAngel

Will it have Transfarring?

Posted by GunslingerPanda

Why are people assuming it's Contra?

Posted by Eribuster

The iconic C of Contra! 
I hope this won't turn out to be some first-person or third person shooter Call of Duty or Gears of War clone. I can't see things turning out well if that is so.

Posted by aidros

New XBLA release would be sweet with 4 player splitscreen

Posted by EPGPX
@Xpgamer7 said:
Third person shooter Contra. I want it.
FPS Contra finally coming, a la "Gears of War" style but cooler and more bad-ass. Hooray!
Posted by Shaanyboi
@GunslingerPanda said:
Why are people assuming it's Contra?
Because that's the Contra logo?  That's the 'C' in just about EVERY Contra game?
Posted by SlaveOne

XBLA please.

Posted by m0rdr3d

I figure the safe route would be XBLA and PSN.  And, since I have not a 3DS, I hope it's XBLA.  Eh, what do I care? It's likely gonna be the same old uninspired shit.

Posted by GunslingerPanda
@Shaanyboi said:
@GunslingerPanda said:
Why are people assuming it's Contra?
Because that's the Contra logo?  That's the 'C' in just about EVERY Contra game?
Oh, right. Fair enough. I'm unfamiliar with Contra.
Posted by Silver-Streak

All platforms. I want it on everything. 3DS, NGP, PSN, XBLA, Wii download nonsense. Everything. except maybe disc release. They'd have to make a /really/ compelling argument for a Contra to be worth more than $10 in today's age

Posted by SlightConfuse

Contra rearmed coming to xbla/PSN

Posted by fuzzybunny566

i'll take a new Contra or a new Cybernator

Posted by Landru
@PollySMPS said:
Contra was listed among franchises coming to 3DS last year, wasn't it?  My bet's on that or a Bionic Commando-style 3D shooter with some kind of dumb cover-based shooting mechanic and "epic" plot.     Either way, "They're coming" sounds awful reboot'ish to me. EXACTLY WHAT CONTRA NEEDS!
I hope it's some kind of reboot. If they do a BC: Rearmed style remake I don't think I'm interested because my days of playing hard-as-balls 2D shooters is over. 
But the essence of Contra is army dudes fighting aliens, so I think they've got a real battle reimagining the game without making it some kind of inferior version of GOW or Halo or Killzone or etc...
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