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

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Posted by Alex (2385 posts) -

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!

#1 Posted by Alex (2385 posts) -

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!

#2 Posted by ShadowFire01 (48 posts) -

aaand scene

#3 Posted by DaemonBlack (342 posts) -

Ooooh coool.

#4 Posted by rmanthorp (4054 posts) -

BOOM!

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#5 Posted by Mesklinite (814 posts) -

Gameboy!!

#6 Posted by Solh0und (1849 posts) -

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

#7 Posted by Snowboarder75 (49 posts) -

I wanna Transfarr it to my PSP1

#8 Posted by Marz (5671 posts) -

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

#9 Posted by shadystx (182 posts) -

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.

#10 Posted by endaround (2147 posts) -

Contra ported to iOS!!!!!

#11 Posted by cheddartyme (132 posts) -

will this game also feature megadeath

#12 Posted by Hailinel (25205 posts) -

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

#13 Posted by Enigma777 (6058 posts) -

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

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#14 Posted by Mesoian (1574 posts) -

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

#15 Posted by mutha3 (4986 posts) -

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

#16 Posted by DarkbeatDK (1368 posts) -

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

#17 Posted by LordXavierBritish (6320 posts) -

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

#18 Posted by ckeats (489 posts) -

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

#20 Posted by HubrisRanger (488 posts) -

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.

#22 Posted by dvorak (1497 posts) -

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

#23 Edited by afrokola (547 posts) -

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

#24 Posted by yami4ct (156 posts) -
@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?
#25 Posted by briangodsoe (484 posts) -

Contra 4 HD on project Cafe with Transfarring? 

#26 Posted by Oy (280 posts) -

Contra Collection HD...with Tranfarring support.

#27 Posted by ribeye (411 posts) -

i hope it's 2D

#28 Posted by WrathOfBanja (355 posts) -

TI-84

#29 Posted by Marokai (3141 posts) -
"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.
#30 Posted by SaturdayNightSpecials (2443 posts) -

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.

#31 Posted by Xpgamer7 (2398 posts) -

Third person shooter Contra. I want it.

#32 Posted by Romination (2777 posts) -

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

#33 Posted by Oscar__Explosion (2402 posts) -

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

#34 Posted by AuthenticM (3802 posts) -

PSN and XBLA

#35 Posted by fenixREVOLUTION (735 posts) -

HD Alien Wars. GO!

#36 Posted by Gerhabio (1977 posts) -

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

#37 Posted by Dan_CiTi (3508 posts) -

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

#38 Posted by KaosAngel (13765 posts) -

Will it have Transfarring?

#39 Posted by GunslingerPanda (4858 posts) -

Why are people assuming it's Contra?

#40 Posted by Eribuster (511 posts) -

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.

#41 Posted by aidros (244 posts) -

New XBLA release would be sweet with 4 player splitscreen

#42 Posted by EPGPX (287 posts) -
@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!
#43 Posted by Shaanyboi (1342 posts) -
@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?
#44 Posted by SlaveOne (10 posts) -

XBLA please.

#45 Posted by m0rdr3d (472 posts) -

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.

#46 Posted by GunslingerPanda (4858 posts) -
@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.
#47 Posted by Silver-Streak (1382 posts) -

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

#48 Posted by SlightConfuse (3963 posts) -

Contra rearmed coming to xbla/PSN

#49 Posted by fuzzybunny566 (451 posts) -

i'll take a new Contra or a new Cybernator

#50 Posted by Landru (47 posts) -
@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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