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If you've been wondering what the developer MercurySteam is up to now that Metroid Dread is available on the Nintendo Switch, it appears it's already got a brand-new game in the works.

The Spanish-based studio is teaming up with Digital Bros and its publishing division 505 Games for a new title codenamed "Project Iron". It's described as a brand new third-person action RPG set within a dark fantasy world.

The title will receive a "multiplatform global release" and the project's initial development investment amounts to €27 million. Along with this, "the intellectual property of the game is co-owned by Digital Bros. and MercurySteam through the joint-venture MSE & DB S.L. set up under the Spanish Law".

Here's what the co-CEOs of Digital Bros had to say about this announcement:

“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. With MercurySteam’s creative vision and talent and 505 Games extensive experience, gamers can expect a high-quality, captivating and engaging videogame.”

In recent times, MercurySteam has also released a series of patches for Metroid Dread on the Nintendo Switch.

Would you be interested in seeing MercurySteam's future projects like this one on the Switch? Interested to know more about "Project Iron"? Leave a comment down below.

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