Last week we reported on concept art that surfaced for Dead Nation 2, and tie-ins for The Walking Dead and Superman, rumoured to be in development at Housemarque. The studio has now issued a statement confirming development of the games and quashing rumours.
The rumour began after AGB spotted concept art for all three titles on artist Amar Djouad’s portfolio site. The art has since been removed from his site.
Housemarque’s statement comes from CEO Ilari Kuittinen and reads:
“Playing around with concepts and settings is standard practice among most developers, and as veterans of the industry will be able to confirm, by the end of the process only a few of them turn into real products.
“Since the beginning of 2012 we have been silently working on three unannounced projects. These games are now at various stages of completion and are planned for release on several platforms.
“All our 40+ developers are hard at work to make sure the quality of gameplay, music, sound design and art will grant them a spot right next to Dead Nation, Outland and the Stardust series.
“I’d personally like to reassure fans and press both that no Housemarque title has been cancelled in years. Any speculation on the nature of our new titles is a wild guess at best.
“We are aware that we haven’t given away much thus far, but there will soon be a time and place for official announcements revealing what we have in store for daring gamers.”
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