As far as classic run and gun shooters games are concerned the Contra series is considered to be legendary. While its debatable which Contra title between 1987 and 2011 is the best there have been long fans who wonder whether or not a modern day 3D third-person shooter format would actually be an attraction to both retro & contemporary gamers of this era. For the most part Contra games were generally in 2D which was one of the few things that added to their appeal. Some believe that if Konami had ever diverted from the 2D element in relation to gameplay it would detract from the overall quality of Contra games in general. However, there is no secret that the 2D run and gun genre declined in popularity since the early 90’s and that first and third person shooter games Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 are big attractions for both teens and young adults in this day and age.
In theory a third person shooter Contra game sounds exciting and despite having solid titles such as Hard Corps: Uprising (2011) and Contra 4 (2007) within the past fifteen years the series is not nearly as popular as it was back in the late 80’s-early 90’s. A 3D remake of some of the older old era Contra games such as Hard Corps (1994) would be cool but its unlikely that its going to happen especially since Konami has not shown much in the series itself in almost eight years now.