Dave Cox Signs On for MercurySteam’s New Game, Reveal Set for April 15

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Mercury Steam, the Spanish developer known for Castlevania: Lords of Shadowis being joined by their former boss, Dave Cox, who previously was the Konami head of studio and producer on the aforementioned game.

“When I was approached by MercurySteam to get involved in their new project, I jumped at the chance,” said Cox. “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!”

The studios new, soon to be revealed game will be announced on April 15th, according to their recently updated teaser website. The seemingly mecha-focused game was first teased back in July of last year.

The studio also shared this second teaser image:

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“Making games is a real passion for us and we enjoy tackling huge challenges,” said Enric Alvarez, Studio Head and owner of MercurySteam. “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.”

Brandon Orselli


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  1. Chocolate ISISCream
    Chocolate ISISCream
    March 18, 2016 at 1:46 pm

    literally who

  2. Mr0303
    March 18, 2016 at 2:02 pm

    Slowly, but surely everyone is being evacuated from the sinking ship that is Konami.

  3. Uncle Ocelot
    Uncle Ocelot
    March 18, 2016 at 2:32 pm

    I’m probably one of the 12 people that liked the Lords of Shadow sub-series of Castlevania. Actually playing as Dracula was pretty cool.

  4. Didney Worl
    Didney Worl
    March 18, 2016 at 3:32 pm

    You can put me on that list too. Lords of Shadow 1 was one of my favorite games released that year. Mirror of Fate was pretty good, and Lords of Shadow 2 was flawed but still enjoyable. I just didn’t like the ending.

  5. Mr0303
    March 18, 2016 at 3:48 pm

    Me too. I liked the first game and Mirror of Fate, but 2 was a downgrade with some mindboggling features like the stealth missions and the modern day setting.

  6. 2501
    March 18, 2016 at 4:44 pm

    I don’t get why LoS is put down all the time by the fandom, Mercury Steam managed to bring back classic Castlevania elements that where missing overtime. I like IGA’s games but he subjected the series into a “Dracula castle tour” and that lost allot of what made Castlevania so great.

  7. Professor_Icepick
    March 19, 2016 at 11:34 am

    Truth be told, I was hoping MercurySteam died with Konami’s reputation. Regardless, hopefully this game ends up as an original IP, I think I’d be more willing to give them a fair shake if they’re not heavily modifying an existing franchise.

  8. TRUndercover
    March 19, 2016 at 3:05 pm

    We are many; for that sub-series deserves to be called for what it is… A severely underrated classic.