Konami seeking 'Contra Run and Gun' trademark

Trademark application from Metal Gear publisher filed June 4 and covers unspecified game software.

Metal Gear publisher Konami has filed a trademark application for a new game called "Contra Run and Gun."

The trademark application--spotted by AllGamesBeta--was filed with the United States Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) on June 4.

It specifically covers,"Video game software; video game programs; computer game software; computer game programs; electronic game programs."

Konami first teased a new Contra game in June 2011, closing out its pre-E3 2011 press conference with a teaser logo (above right) and the words: "They're coming."

The most recent entry in the Contra series was 2011's Hard Corps: Uprising, a prequel to the Sega Genesis game Contra: Hard Corps.

E3 2013 takes place June 11-13 in Los Angeles. For more on E3, check out GameSpot's extended preview of the trade show below.

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Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and would like to see the Whalers return to Hartford.

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Grenadeh
Grenadeh

Goody, another dumb mobile game.

dragonsama
dragonsama

Mark my words it will be a Mobile game.  With a title like that it is all but dead giveaway.

MVM69
MVM69

Please be 2-D. PLEASE!

StonerDemon
StonerDemon

Contra Run and Gun... ok, another Jet Pack Joyride. Call me when you make one for consoles or maybe an hd collection of all the previous ones. By the way...

Why is The Last Of Us not present on your top 10 games list, GS??? Are you telling me that a game like Swapper is generating more buzz than TLOU??? 

Oh well, State Of Decay is at #1, of course, now I get it....

leechmilk5
leechmilk5

its about fu*king time  i need a awesome  2d Contra   its been along time

gargungulunk
gargungulunk

The term "run & gun" is hard to swallow, given that it's practically a preset in most engines.  ...but wh'ev.  Contra had more than running...I hope its future does too.

sam_gamer
sam_gamer

If they are re-making old classics then please make double dragon the fighting game again with updated visuals and more moves...that would be cool!!

KrazzyDJ
KrazzyDJ

No wonder the Konami E3 Pre-Show started the way it did. Hell Yeah !!!

Aristowi
Aristowi

Up Up Down Down Left Right Left Right B A

M3o5nster
M3o5nster

Finally they're doing something with that Contra teaser they showed way back... I think there may be a resurgence of 2D games coming, and I welcome them. Dragon's Crown being one that I'm really looking forward to coming out this summer.

IanNottinghamX
IanNottinghamX

Ok Konami the one thing I BEG of you NOT to do is make a COD style fps

FireWolfRage
FireWolfRage

Oh fuck yes, I hope it's done right. Meanwhile, I will fire up my Genesis and play Contra Hard Corps...

ahpuck
ahpuck

I was playing Gunforce 1 and 2 a couple of weeks ago. I downed on me that Konami needed to make a new Contra.

Nova_Prime_85
Nova_Prime_85

is anyone tired of seeing that annoying World of Tanks ad for every Gspot video??

kiramasaki
kiramasaki

Id rather have Suikoden, but as long as Konami is doing something non metal gear for once, I guess its fine. 

jhcho2
jhcho2

Oh good. I'm a sucker for all games Contra. I hope this isn't exclusive to the Wii. If it's a mobile game it's equally bad. Touch controls are no way to play a Contra game

X-RS
X-RS

Sounds....mobile -_-

HellGuarD
HellGuarD

That sure is a clear title. Nintendo should do the same : Super Mario Bros. : Run and Jump

jdiego82
jdiego82

Why do I have a feeling that they're gonna make a mobile game out of this?

kabalzer0
kabalzer0

i sure hope thet theyll do a Probotector version of it too... or make it an unlockable feature to play in Probotector mode!

i never liked the original Contra design.

slayerSS-3
slayerSS-3

Coming from konami and knowing how they are doing things lately expect a game like call of duty wanna be with the contra name just for the sales (the only saga they didn't ruin yet..is MG)

Shenmue_Jehuty
Shenmue_Jehuty

I just hope we get a GOOD contra game this time. Shattered Soldier was alright, but the last great Contra game was Hard Corps on the Genesis. 

ant19831983
ant19831983

Hell Yeah! Make it harder than all the contra games put together! Games are too easy this day in age.

ExtremePhobia
ExtremePhobia

@StonerDemon You're a moron. You know that, right? That top 10 list on the front page? That's for NEW RELEASES! TLOU isn't out yet! Click over to... I don't know, Upcoming? It's #1. Flip to Overall and it's #1 there too.

In fact, out of the four categories, there are only 2 categories it COULD appear on. And it's at the top of both.It's alright, let your fanboyism cloud your mind. The rest of us will be over here laughing at you.

Anyway, I'm all up for a new Contra. I'm afraid that it may very well be a mobile game though and I'm not sure how I feel about that. It seems like it should be well suited in some ways but then again, I don't want this to be "Temple Run with shooting!"

barrica
barrica

@sam_gamer double dragon, your sir have a good taste, nicely put! The punisher and Caddilacs and Dinosaurs too!

StonerDemon
StonerDemon

@ahpuck Gun Force, great game from Irem. So many good memories of playing with my cousin for hours.

barrica
barrica

@Nova_Prime_85 Bro search the web for "Ad-Block Plus" a program for Chrome, gets rid of all adverts even you-tube ones, fight the power!

gargungulunk
gargungulunk

@kiramasaki Holy crap, I had to check...I "forgot" Suikoden was Konami.  I don't know why there's not more of this series these days.  Lemme give a nod to Capcoms Breath of Fire, and it's hard to imagine these companies hurting.  This gen was weak on turn based RPG releases (except for the DS).

CaveManCobb
CaveManCobb

@kiramasaki Yeah never mind all those silent hill games that came out between mgs4 and 5. Also all those Castlevania games,  Blades of Time,  Yugioh games, and Zone of the Enders. 

StonerDemon
StonerDemon

@ExtremePhobia @StonerDemon I can bet you're not older than 15 years old. I can't talk to you, not at the same level of respect or maturity. All you do is look for comments and troll them. I know way more about games than you or even some of GS writers. I started with Odissey and played more games than you can imagine. Bye.

BlackBaldwin
BlackBaldwin

@barrica @sam_gamer 

Hey that is a great game but didn't they already make a new double dragon I swear I seen one on psn not to long ago?  Btw I would love to see a new battle toads game as well great memories with DD & BT back in the day!!

WantYouBad
WantYouBad

@CaveManCobb @kiramasaki Agreed, the only game they make that is good anymore is MGS, and even that is waning..

ReginaldSpanke
ReginaldSpanke

@CaveManCobb Sir, I do say I enjoyed your comment until you had spoken this, "Seems like everyone is butthurt over Kojima making a decision with HIS series." After that flawless disregard for intelligent thought I daresay I have lost all respect for you. Good day sir.

CaveManCobb
CaveManCobb

@WantYouBad Not really. I have yet to be disappointed by a Metal Gear game. Seems like everyone is butthurt over Kojima making a decision with HIS series.