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Castlevania Producer "Would Love To Do A 3D Contra"

Say the name, and long-time gamers everywhere will immediately recall the good ol' days, when "multiplayer" meant your best buddy was sitting next to you and the grease from the pizza by your side was starting to affect your skills.

But since the golden age of the industry, most will agree that Contra has only gone downhill (with a few minor exceptions) and some are wondering if we'll ever see this series again. Well, never say never, my friends... A reader has turned us onto Castlevania: Lords of Shadow producer David Cox's Twitter page, where he refers to his desire to create a "big 3D Contra game:"

"Would love to do a big 3D Contra game. Its a project I have tried to get going in Konami for years! One can dream, right?"

Well, yes, I suppose. But ever since they tried to leave 2D behind and enter the 3D universe, we've seen mediocre attempts like Contra: Legacy of War and Neo Contra. But then again, it's a widespread belief that the Castlevania series has never made a great transition to 3D and coincidentally, Cox is working on what might be the first fantastic 3D CV entry. So perhaps this particular development team is exactly the group to give us a great 3D Contra, although we understand if Konami isn't too crazy about the idea.

How about a new 2D Contra for the PSN? Of course, I want a true 2D sequel to Symphony of the Night on the PSN, too, but that's sort of like hoping for a true sequel to Final Fantasy Tactics. ...sometimes, we just have to accept the disappointing reality of the time.

5/9/2010 9:10:11 PM Ben Dutka

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Comments (19 posts)

Xra897
Sunday, May 09, 2010 @ 9:39:32 PM
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it would be like gears of war and uncharted

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hellish_devil
Sunday, May 09, 2010 @ 9:51:20 PM
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So.... he wants to do another shooter??? No thanks, we have plenty of them, and most of them suck.

And Ben, better be dissapointed with the reality of time than with a really bad sequel that turned your most favorite game of all time into shit

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eLLeJuss
Sunday, May 09, 2010 @ 10:04:20 PM
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I have a feeling that if they do a 3d remake of contra. It would be on the wii. lol. Unless it would only be a psn download or something.

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SuMtOnE
Sunday, May 09, 2010 @ 10:29:25 PM
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a 3-D contra would be cool... ONLY if its like Contra one...startin from the left goin to the right...

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Mr Bitey
Sunday, May 09, 2010 @ 10:52:09 PM
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I think this was the first console game I ever beat.

Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, B, A, B, A... good times.

I think if it was done right, it could be an amazing game.

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bigrailer19
Sunday, May 09, 2010 @ 10:58:19 PM
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i want it! conta were some of my fav. games when i was younger!

Reffering to what hellish devil said, there are just as many other games out there in different genres. The thing is though most of the big name titles end up being shooters KZ2, COD, Resistance, Gears, Halo. And the thing is they get developed more frequently thats all. And there are plenty of solid shooters still being released... So one can argue either side. But what im getting at is Contra being a classic, if done right could be awesome!

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Jawknee
Sunday, May 09, 2010 @ 11:10:10 PM
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They will never get better then Contra, Super C and Super Contra.

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FlyingKickPunch
Monday, May 10, 2010 @ 5:23:01 PM

you are absolutely right my friend.

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stemon
Monday, May 10, 2010 @ 1:09:46 AM
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oh dam .... imagine 3d contra will do what demon's souls done for action/rpgs make games dead hard and more satifying, if this ever did happen the game would HAVE to be same difficulty as 2d ones :)

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, May 10, 2010 @ 1:45:53 AM
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Contra definitely needs a reboot.

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___________
Monday, May 10, 2010 @ 2:27:26 AM
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stuff 3D!
as my tafe teacher says (and for once i actually agree with him) true gaming died when we switched from 2D to 3D.

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telly
Monday, May 10, 2010 @ 8:42:15 AM
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If Castlevania turns out as well as we all hope, then I'm all for them taking a stab at a new Contra.

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Silent_J
Monday, May 10, 2010 @ 8:56:40 AM
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One the all time best action game.They should definitely bring back Contra ,2D preferrable .

Anyone played Shattered Soldier for PS2 ?whats are your thoughts on that?

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sawao_yamanaka
Monday, May 10, 2010 @ 10:17:14 AM
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Well the one on the ps2 was pretty amazing! Does no one remember that? It was hard as hell. Shattered soldier I believe.

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nogoat23
Monday, May 10, 2010 @ 12:58:21 PM
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I liked Contra because there were lots of enemies to kill and interesting weapons to kill them with. There was no cover mechanic, and all the enemy's bullets were in slow motion, making staying on the move and dodging all the bullets part of the fun.

Nowadays, Ratchet & Clank satisfies my need for that type of game.
Slow motion enemy bullets: check
Lots of enemies: check
Interesting weapons: check
co-op mode: not check

Is it really that hard to add in another playable skin to a game and turn it into co-op?

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sawao_yamanaka
Monday, May 10, 2010 @ 2:38:25 PM

That's why I loved deadlocked on the ps2. Also 4 player deathmatch and online play! You here that insomniac!

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sunspider13
Monday, May 10, 2010 @ 5:12:01 PM
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I would welcome a new Contra in a heartbeat. But I do have to confess, I liked Neo Contra, still have it. Idk I guess I liked the cheese factor. gave the game charm, lol.

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DemonNeno
Monday, May 10, 2010 @ 6:47:55 PM
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Before I can get my hopes up and hope Mr. Cox gets his hands dirty in such a project, I'd like to measure out how much I enjoy Lords of Shadow first.

I'm still skeptical about 3D Castlevania and most definitely would imagine a 3D Contra would blend right in the middle of the First & Third Person Shooters.

Now if you do a blend of 3D, 2.5D and Aerial stages, I'm game!

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Alienange
Monday, May 10, 2010 @ 7:32:38 PM
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The atrocity that was Contra on the DS cured me of any desire to play anything Contra ever again. I'll just sit tight with my memories of when Nintendo used to allow shooters on their console and move on.

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