Spark Unlimited, recently announced to have been working on Lost Planet 3 for Capcom, also has a second iron in the fire.
A job listing noticed on Gamasutra (via) reveals that the studio is seeking the assistance of a lead combat designer in putting together “a breakout hit based on an established console franchise… with horror elements for the PS3 and Xbox 360.”
Details are essentially non-existent, but swords sounds a safe bet as an “understanding of sword fighting combat tactics, martial arts and weapons” is required.
The chosen one will be asked to develop “a combat system that feels visceral, fast, and fun.”
The game will be based on Epic’s Unreal Engine; “Unreal 3 level building and scripting experience” is listed as a plus.