Metroid Dread developer MercurySteam has announced that they’re partnering with Control publisher 505 Games to work on a new dark fantasy RPG. The codename for this unannounced game is “Project Iron”, which will be a third-person action and dark fantasy RPG set to release on consoles and PC.
505 Games’ parent company Digital Bros recently released a press release confirming that they’ve partnered up with Metroid Dread developer MercurySteam to work on a new dark fantasy RPG that will harness the talents of the studio. The company didn’t mention any specific release date or window, but they have revealed that it will have a budget of around 30 million dollars.
The press release states that Project Iron is co-owned by MercurySteam and Digital Bros. A dark fantasy RPG might be right up the developer’s alley too. Apart from this year’s critically acclaimed Metroid Dread, the studio also previously worked on games like Metroid: Samus Returns and Castlevania: Lords of Shadow.
In our full review for Metroid Dread, we called it one of the best exclusives on Nintendo Switch and the best side-scroller of 2021. Since it launched with the new Switch OLED model, it was able to bring out its striking visuals in the best possible way. We stated in our review:
“I need to emphasise how gorgeous Metroid Dread is. The world is incredibly layered and well-paced. Some iconic moments include seeing a future boss lurking in the background only to encounter it an hour later. There’s a lot to see and hidden pathways are littered throughout the game. The sound design also brings this world to life. Sounds fill the sections and growls from enemies are heard in the distance.”
Since MercurySteam’s new project is still in the early stages of development, we may have to wait a little while longer for it. Meanwhile, Metroid Dread is currently available on Nintendo Switch.
Source: Digital Bros