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Metroid Dread Developers Have Begun Work On A Dark Fantasy Action RPG

No time to dread

MercurySteam, the studio behind Metroid Dread, has announced that they have started work on a new ‘third person action RPG set in a dark fantasy world’. The Spanish developer will be partnering with publisher 505 Games to create this new game for PC and consoles, currently codenamed Project Iron.

The news of this project was revealed in a press release by 505 Games’ parent company, Digital Bros. In that press release, Rami and Raffi Galante, the co-CEOs of Digital Bros Group, stated that, ‘with MercurySteam’s creative vision and talent and 505 Games’ extensive experience, gamers can expect a high-quality, captivating, and engaging video game.’

While no release window has been given for Project Iron, we do know that the initial development investment for this new game will be 27 million euros, which equate to roughly 30 million USD or 43 million AUD.

MercurySteam is currently enjoying the critical and commercial success of their latest game, Metroid Dread – which was co-developed and published by Nintendo. We gave it an 8.5 in our review, with the game currently sitting at 88% on Metacritic. 505 Games are an Italian-based publisher who have published games such as Control, Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night, and the PC port of Death Stranding.

Are you excited for this new dark fantasy RPG from MercurySteam? Would you have preferred to see them continue with the Metroid series? Let us know in the comments or on social media!

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Harry's friends got sick of him talking about video games all the time, so he decided to express his passion for them online. When Harry isn't cosied up with a good fantasy novel, chances are he'll be grinding his way through a JRPG or obsessively completing a metroidvania.

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