Spanish developer MercurySteam - which created the Castlevania: Lords of Shadow sub-series and produced Mirror of Fate for the 3DS - has revealed that it has reunited with Dave Cox, the former Konami producer who worked with the studio on those titles.
Cox enjoyed 17 years at Konami and rose to the role of studio head and producer at the company's UK office. He left in 2014 following the release of Lords of Shadow 2 on the PS3 and Xbox 360.
Both parties have announced that they are working on an as-yet-unnamed project. A teaser site has gone live for the game, which hints at more news in just under a month.
Here's what Cox had to say:
When I was approached by MercurySteam to get involved in their new project, I jumped at the chance. It's been my great fortune and pleasure to work with this talented studio over many years.
I'm extremely excited about this very ambitious work they're undertaking. MercurySteam continue to push boundaries and their sheer creative spirit always astounds me. It's great to be back with my old team mates.
MercurySteam studio head Enric Alvarez also seems pretty pleased:
Making games is a real passion for us and we enjoy tackling huge challenges. We've worked with Dave over many years and his passion and enthusiasm coupled with years of experience will give us a strong foundation for what will be our most ambitious undertaking as an independent studio.
We reported on a rumour not so long ago that MercurySteam was working on a speculative pitch for a new Metroid title. What do you think the studio is working on now, and are you excited to see the first details?