It has already been confirmed that Spanish studio MercurySteam is moving away from the Castlevania franchise once work is completed on Lords of Shadow 2, but producer Dave Cox has now announced that company's as-yet-unnamed new project won't be hitting the Wii U.

Speaking at a round table event attended by GameSpot, Cox delivered the disappointing news and refused to elaborate on why the decision was made.

A gulf in technological power could be to blame, as the title in question will be a resolutely next-gen affair. It's hitting Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC and is "completely different" to the Gothic fantasy of Castlevania. Of course, the Wii U's low number of players could also be the reason.

MercurySteam's only Nintendo title to date was Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Mirror of Fate, which hit the 3DS last year. It met with mixed reviews, but we rather liked it.

What are your thoughts on this news? Were you hoping to play MercurySteam's next game, or do you see it as no great loss? As ever, let us know by leaving a comment below.

[source gamespot.com]