MercurySteam is currently working on two Castlevania titles: Mirror of Fate and Lords of Shadow 2 . But after they're finished, they plan to leave CV behind and possibly focus on another iconic franchise…
In speaking to VG247 , Konami EU head of development Dave Cox said he wants to "leave a legacy" with Castlevania . He doesn't want to see the series decline and would rather go out with a bang; he also doesn't want to become known as "Mr. Castlevania."
So if Lords of Shadow 2 is successful, Cox and Co. have another idea: Resurrect Contra .
"I love Contra. I'd love to do Contra. At Mercury Steam we've got an original idea that I think is really awesome. We'd love to bring that idea to market and I'm hoping that the success of Lords of Shadow 2 will allow us to do that."
Last year at E3, Konami teased the return of the old-school series, but nobody knows if they were teasing a MercurySteam product. It sounds like the idea is still very much in the heads of the developers. At any rate, if given the opportunity, it'll be interesting to see how the team tackles Contra ; would we see a first- or third-person shooter?