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Metroid Dread developer to work on new multiformat action RPG codenamed Project Iron

Metroid Dread
Ben Borthwick Updated on by

MercurySteam has confirmed its next project as a new action RPG codenamed ‘Project Iron‘ to be co-developed & co-published with 505 Games.

The latter’s parent company, Digital Bros Group, revealed the project in a press release (spotted by Video Games Chronicle). So far we know that the game will be a “third person action RPG set in a dark fantasy world”. Elsewhere, the statement also confirms Project Iron will be available on PC and consoles.

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Digital Bros Group’s co-CEOs Raffi and Rami Galante offered up a statement. “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 addition to Metroid: Dread, MercurySteam were also responsible for the excellent Castlevania: Lords of Shadow series. Our review of that game at the time called it “One of the best games of 2010”. High praise indeed. We were quite fond of Metroid Dread too, if you recall.

The press release doesn’t mention timeframes, so it might be a while before we see more of Project Iron. Hopefully, it won’t be too long – and we’ll let you know when we do.


Metroid Dread

on Nintendo Switch

Release Date:

08 October 2021