Jericho developer working on something secret for Konami


Mercury Steam Entertainment, the developer of Scrapland and most recently Clive Barker’s Jericho (artwork pictured), is working on a new Xbox 360 and PS3 title for Konami. Konami’s Dave Cox (Head of Product Planning) calls the game ambitious, ground-breaking, and stunning: “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.”

All that’s known about the title right now is that it’s expected to form a major part of Konami’s 2009-2010 line-up. Everything else, even its genre, is being kept tightly under wraps for now.

“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.”

Hopefully Mercury Steam has gained some experience and general developer wisdom after making Jericho, and with the assistance of Konami’s European development team (which the project is overseen by), the new game will be greeted by somewhat higher average review scores than 6 out of 10.