Digital Bros Group, listed on the Euronext STAR segment of Borsa Italiana and operating in the videogames market recently announced the agreement between their global publishing division 505 Games who are known for publishing notable titles like Death Stranding, Control, Ghostrunner and Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night among many more and MercurySteam, the developers behind beloved titles such as Metroid Dread and Metroid Samus Returns.
The game is expected to be a third person action RPG set in a dark fantasy world. The project is codenamed “Project Iron”. The press statement from Digital Bros reads as follows, “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” commented Raffi and Rami Galante, co-CEOs of Digital Bros Group. “With MercurySteam’s creative vision and talent and 505 Games extensive experience, gamers can expect a high-quality, captivating and engaging videogame.”
Project Iron’s initial development investment amounts to Euro 27 million.
MercurySteam are best known for their work with Nintendo on titles like Metroid Samus Returns and this year’s Metroid Dread, the latter of which is considered by many to be not only one of the best games this year but also among the best exclusives currently available on the Nintendo Switch. Dread has been praised by fans for bringing the Metroid series back into the limelight in spectacular fashion. The game is currently sitting at a comfortable 88% of metacritic and has also been nominated for the Game of The Year Award for TGA this December.
Mercury Steam has also previously worked on the Castlevania Lords of Shadow games which are a series of 3D hack and slash action games set in the Castlevania universe. I highly recommend checking out at least the first game, its great and it definitely deserves some love.