MercurySteam, the developer behind this year’s critically acclaimed Metroid Dread Game, has announced that it’s working on a new third-person action-RPG. The game will be “set in a dark fantasy world”.
Details on the new title with the Codename Project Iron, are limited, but it’s described as a brand-new IP intended for a multi-platform global release. Project Iron’s initial development investment is set at €27m, and the IP will be co-owned by MercurySteam and Digital Bros. Digital Bros is the Italian parent company of 505 Games, which is co-publishing the game.
MercurySteam was founded in 2002. The Game Stuido made its mark with the release of 2010’s Castlevania: Lords of Shadow, and would go on to develop two more entries in Konami’s rebooted series. It later partnered with Nintendo on 2017’s Metroid: Samus Returns and revisited the franchise earlier this year for Switch’s enormously well-received Metroid Dread.