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Konami and Mercury Steam project confirmed

Thursday, 6th March 2008 16:18 GMT By Patrick Garratt

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Konami’s confirmed it’s working on a “large-scale” project with Spanish developer Mercury Steam, for release for PS3 and Xbox 360.

According to a press release, “Details on the new project are currently shadowed in secrecy, but the title will form a major part of Konami’s 2009-2010 line-up.”

“With the development of New International Track and Field coming to an end, it is fitting that we are ready to announce this significant addition to our European Development roster,” said Dave Cox, head of product planning for Konami Europe. “Mercury Steam is an exciting and very talented group, and their plans for the first Europe-grown title for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 are both ambitious and ground-breaking. We look forward to unveiling full details of this stunning title further down its development cycle.”

News of the game was first leaked yesterday. Press release after the link.

Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH announces Mercury Steam partnership
European Headquarters details new Spanish-developed title for PLAYSTATION®3 and Xbox 360
7th March 2008

Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH has announced that Spanish development studio Mercury Steam is to produce a new title for PLAYSTATION®3 and Xbox 360.

The as-yet unnamed title will be the latest release to be overseen by Konami’s fast-growing European Development team. Details on the new project are currently shadowed in secrecy, but the title will form a major part of Konami’s 2009-2010 line-up.

“With the development of New International Track and Field coming to an end, it is fitting that we are ready to announce this significant addition to our European Development roster,” commented Dave Cox, Head of Product Planning for Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH. “Mercury Steam is an exciting and very talented group, and their plans for the first Europe-grown title for Xbox 360 and PLAYSTATION┬«3 are both ambitious and ground-breaking. We look forward to unveiling full details of this stunning title further down its development cycle.”

“We are delighted to be working with a publisher of Konami’s obvious esteem,” commented Enric Alvarez, Co-owner and Projects Leader for Mercury Steam. “Konami’s track record for innovation and large-scale projects is second to none, and we are looking forward to working closely with them on a title that will match their high standards.”

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