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Contra: Run and Gun trademarked by Konami

Monday, 10th June 2013 11:03 GMT By Dave Cook

Contra: Run and Gun has been trademarked by Konami, which should come as a nice surprise to fans of bullets, death and pain.

The above trademark was unearthed by NeoGAF user Rosti, and it was filed on June 4 by Konami.

If this is for a new game, it’ll be the first Contra title since Hard Corps: Uprising, which was generally quite badass.

The trademark follows rumours that Castlevania: Lords of Shadow team Mercury Steam was involved in a Contra reboot last year.

Would you like to see the series return? Could Mercury Steam reboot the series successfully? Let us know below.

Cheers CVG.

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  1. OmegaSlayer

    Run and Gun sounds bad. Real bad.

    #1 1 year ago
  2. loveaya

    Hard Corps Uprising is the best PSN title i’ve ever played. I hope the developper of Run and Gun would be still Arc System Works.

    #2 1 year ago
  3. SameeR_Fisher

    Mercury Steam should reboot it, I would love them to do so.

    But I don’t think this is it, they won’t go for such a name I believe.

    #3 1 year ago
  4. The_Red

    @Dave
    “it’ll be the first Contra title since Hard Corps: Uprising”

    Is Uprising officially considered a Contra game? I thought it was inspired by Contra HC on Genesis but that’s it. If it really is a C game, I have to get it again ASAP.

    #4 1 year ago
  5. Clupula

    @4 – If I recall correctly, Hard Corps: Uprising is supposed to be very, very early in the canon.

    #5 1 year ago
  6. Clupula

    Looked it up. Yeah, it’s a prequel. The whole idea of it was the make a spin-off franchise starring Bahamut, who by the time Contra: Hard Corps starts was already a war hero years and years before he became a villain. The Hard Corps series was meant to show the war hero side of his life.

    #6 1 year ago
  7. monkeygourmet

    @4

    It’s awesome, well worth getting! :)

    #7 1 year ago
  8. The_Red

    @5
    Thanks for the info. Wow, as a C: Hard Corps fan, I feel ashamed (Hard Corps is my fave C game after the original on NES). Gotta fix it.

    @7
    I’ll get it ASAP. Remember seeing a Giant Bomb quick look a long time ago and loving the visuals.

    #8 1 year ago