Remember back in 2011 when Konami issued this teaser image? It was for a new Contra but we really haven't heard anything in some time.
Now, AllGamesBeta has spotted a trademark application filed by Konami; it's for a game called "Contra Run and Gun." The trademark was just recently filed on June 4.
It's for "video game software, video game programs; computer game software; computer game programs and electronic game programs." It's a little ironic that Konami closed their pre-E3 2011 press conference with this "They're Coming" teaser pic and two years later, just before E3 2013, we're seeing this trademark. If you're wondering, the last Contra title was actually 2011's Hard Corps: Uprising , which released for the PS3 and Xbox 360 and enjoyed decent reviews. It was actually a prequel to Contra: Hard Corps , which was available on the old Sega Genesis.
So, does this mean we're getting a next-gen Contra ? Or will it be a downloadable-only title for all platforms? Guess we'll have to wait and see. The good news is that the game is aptly named; of course Contra is all about "run and gun!" Really, what else could it be?