[UPDATE] Dave Cox replied to our request for comment and confirms he has left the UK-based mobile studio, Fish in a Bottle, to work at Mercury Steam as a producer/consultant. The original story follows:
Castlevania producer Dave Cox has announced that he will be working with Castlevania: Lords of Shadow developer Mercury Steam on its new game. The game is yet to be revealed, but you won’t have to wait much longer–its announcement comes next month.
The announcement came via Cox’s Twitter account. Mercury Steam also sent a press release, in which studio head and owner Enric Alvarez said Cox’s “passion and enthusiasm coupled with years of experience” will help them as the developer takes on its “most ambitious undertaking as an independent studio”
Cox worked with Mercury Steam on the Lords of Shadow games and said he jumped at the chance to work with the studio again.
“I’m extremely excited about this very ambitious work they’re undertaking. Mercury Steam continue to push boundaries and their sheer creative spirit always astounds me,” he said. “It’s great to be back with my old team mates!”
We’ve contacted Cox and have asked if this means he’s left mobile studio Fish in a Bottle to work at Mercury Steam. We’ve also asked what his involvement with the unannounced game is. We will update this story as we receive more information.
Mercury Steam has also updated its website with an animated picture of a man in a cockpit (pictured above). If you click on the screen that says “Mission status” you’ll reveal a countdown timer to the game’s reveal and a message that says “Mother will update when close to destination.” This makes it sound like the site will be updated as the developer decides to tease more information about its game.
The developer tweeted a picture today that asked fans if they had “any ideas what kind of game [the picture] might be from.” You can see that image below.
The company has teased its future game recently, saying “a new future begins to dawn.” Cox claimed the game is unrelated to Castlevania and will be released on PS4, Xbox One, and PC.