New Contra game incoming?
I loved what Mercury Steam did to the beloved Castlevania series. Their games did didn’t erase what came before, instead serving as an alternate version of the Castlevania mythos (an Ultimate edition or different Earth tale, for you comic book readers). Despite their flaws, the Lords of Shadow trilogy has become one of my favorite trilogies in gaming, and I’ve been really eager to see what the talented team works on next. And it’s a good thing we’re going to find out soon.
A while back, Mercury Steam did express interest in Konami’s other old-school series, Contra. Nothing was set in stone, but excitement was sparked over what the team could do with that series. Now, based on the team’s official website, it looks like we won’t have to wait long to find out if the team is actually work on the property. The site shows new artwork from their upcoming game, while also having the following message:
STATUS: Exploring new worlds, fighting strange creatures, discovering new heroes. Expect news soon…
That definitely sounds like it could be Contra. Or it could end up being a wholly original sci-fi project. We’ll have to wait and see! For now, check out the art (above) that will fill your screen when you visit their homepage.