I know when I think Contra, I think playing as a cyborg pandas!
Seriously, what was up with that?
i've never played it but isn't Contra coming back a big deal sort of? like hasn't it been not seen for ages? Especially with Konami hardly making console games anymore then this just comes out of nowhere but hardly anyone talking about it, probably because it looks budget as hell but still
they had a different trailer on their youtube that I think made it look like it could be dumb potential fun at least
It would probably be a bigger deal if they just made a quality super-difficult side-scrolling shooter. This just looks like a generic game that they slapped the Contra brand on top of.
Funny thing, Scott the Woz mentioned that there was a trailer for a Contra game 8 years ago that that said "They're coming" just last week.
I think Miyamoto's semi-retired as the figurehead of Nintendo. Miyamoto, Reggie, and Iwata were pretty much the faces of Nintendo during the dark times. They had super memorable presentations, but they were also sort of characters and they distracted by being a cult of personality. Could be that they just want to move forward with younger guys.
Just to add on this, Miamoto started working for Nintendo in 1977, so over 40 years ago. I'm pretty sure that by now, he's mostly just overseeing the training the next generation of programmers at Nintendo, teaching them some tricks, and come up with some ideas once in a while.
In other words, I think he will soon retire entirely from the business. After all, he's 66 years old, that's a proper retirement age already.
That's possible, but also think that Nintendo itself wanted to move on. There's a pretty good case that relying on him and his philosophy was holding the company and their many talented creators back. The Switch software has has been largely about re-examining their franchises and pushing them forward.
Besides, 66 isn't that old when it comes to creative types. It's not like he's going to retire from having an imagination.