MercurySteam studio wants to develop a new Contra game
The developer for the Castlevania: Lords of Shadow games, MercurySteam, hints they want to work on a new Contra game once both Lords of Shadow games are done if allowed by Konami.
David Cox, lead director of the Castlevania series on consoles, did state it would all depend on how well Lord of Shadow 2 sells.
Cox also stated he will step down from the series after the upcoming Castlevania games are released since he wants to both work on a new project and let someone new take over in charge of the series on consoles.
Cox said during his interview with VG24/7:
Then I wonder what happened to this.... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PMi_63T9lHw
Hopefully it'll follow the traditional Contra formula, and hopefully it'll be released digitally on PSN and Xbox Live Arcade.
Everyones acting like we haven't had a Contra in forever, even though we had a new one for DS a while ago, and a new one for XBLA like a year ago.
if they will make it a shoot in 8 directions 2D sidescrooler...
Hopefully it will emphasize less on cutscenes and more on 2D side scrolling. Then again, I'm all up for seeing over-the-top cutscenes from them anyway.
That was an impossible situation they were put in, besides Lord of Shadow turned out extremely well when given direction from the right producer.
Sorry but I wouldn't exactly trust these guys around semi-automatic weapons...
Need I remind you of Clive Barker's Jericho?
WHAT!? No way... NO WAY!!! Contra!? Mercury Steam wants to do Contra!? I must be dreaming, because this is unbelievably AWESOME!!! New... Best...Company.... EVER!!!
hopefully they do well with the castlevania games, and konami ill give green light to this, also if mercury steam did propably the only good castlevania 3d game, could it do it with contra?, just a tought i had, a lot will rage but just think about it
I'm always up for more Contra!
i wouldn't mind seeing another contra game on the handheld or XBLA or PSN