Metroid Dread creators are working on a new fantasy RPG

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MercurySteam, the creator of the amazing Nintendo Switch exclusive, Metroid Dread, is working on a new fantasy RPG.

Codenamed “Project Iron” the upcoming title is being published by 505 Games and was announced by parent company, Digital Bros.

All we know about the game so far is that it’s a third person action RPG set in a fantasy world with no release window or platforms given. Still, given MercurySteam’s work on Metroid Dread, we’re intrigued to see what the Spanish studio will come up with next.

“We are thrilled to work with the team at MercurySteam, a proven studio that over the years has created numerous phenomenal IPs – including the recent hit release Metroid Dread in partnership with Nintendo,” said Raffi and Rami Galante, co-CEOs of Digital Bros.

With MercurySteam’s creative vision and talent and 505 Games extensive experience, gamers can expect a high-quality, captivating and engaging videogame.

Based in Madrid, MercurySteam was founded in 2002 and has worked on a number of games, most notably Metroid: Samus Returns and Castlevania – Lords of Shadow: Mirror of Fate. The studio also took the reigns for Castlevania – Lords of Shadow 2 which was met with a rather… mixed reaction. Konami had rebooted their vampire-slaying, chain-whipping series in 2010 with Kojima Productions also on board for that first title.

It’s been quite some time since Lords of Shadow 2, however. Hopefully, MercurySteam has learned a lot since then. Currently, the developer operates online co-op shooter, Spacelords, which was formerly titled Raiders of the Broken Planet.

In our Metroid Dread review, we bestowed the 2D platforming sequel an unstoppable 9/10, concluding:

“Metroid Dread sees the galaxy’s best bounty hunter return in fine form. It takes the terror of being hunted from Metroid Fusion, the more modern direction of Samus Returns, and the freedom to add to the series’ decades of lore to create something that’s nigh on essential for Metroid fans.”

Source: Digital Bros.

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