The long-running Contra series doesn't look like its finishing any time soon. Contra: Evolution, a remake of the NES classic, recently launched on Apple's app store in North America - only to be removed mysteriously.

Turns out it wasn't ready and it'll be available at some point later in the year, however, it seems Konami already has its sights set on the next game as it has registered a trademark for Contra Run & Gun.

Contra hasn't shown up on a Nintendo system since the insanely difficult Contra ReBirth on WiiWare and before that of course we had Contra 4 on the DS, which was developed by WayForward.

Konami's David Cox, who works very closely with MercurySteam, said earlier in the year he would love to work on a new Contra title. Has he got his wish?

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