Konami teases new Contra game

"They're coming."

A brand new Contra game is on its way, judging by a tease at the end of Konami's pre-E3 showcase earlier this evening.

Right at the end of the show a fireball shot across the screen forming the iconic 'C' logo from the publisher's vintage run 'n' gun franchise, with "They're coming" written underneath.

That's all we've got for you so far perhaps more details will emerge when E3 gets underway for real on Monday.

Late last year, the boss of Castlevania: Lords of Shadow dev Mercury Steam revealed that he had pitched a new 3D Contra game to Konami. Could it have taken the bait?

The last game in the main Contra series was the bruising Contra 4 on DS back in 2009, which criminally never secured a European release. However, this year's furious-but-fun Hard Corps Uprising on PlayStation Network and Xbox Live Arcade is considered a prequel to 1995 Mega Drive title Contra: Hard Corps.

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