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Ex-Ensemble vets form Newtoy studio

Teaming with comic book creator for new iPhone and iPod Touch title

Two former Ensemble Studios veterans have formed Newtoy, a development team already working on an iPhone and iPod Touch title.

Newtoy has been established by brothers Paul and David Bettner, who have both worked on Halo Wars and the Age of Empires series.

"We share a dream for a new kind of game development," offered Paul Bettner, creative director at Newtoy. "World class game makers from around the globe - artists and illustrators, designers, musicians, coders - joining forces to craft the highest quality entertainment experiences on the most cutting edge game platforms.

"We are moving away from the monolithic studio model of development," he added.

Newtoy's first title, World War Robot, will be developed in conjunction with comic book creator Ashley Wood, responsible for the Metal Gear Solid: Digital Graphic Novel, and partnerships with Dreamworks, Warner, Sony and others.

"I'm excited to team up with game creators who I have admired and, more importantly, whose games I have enjoyed playing over the years," said Wood.

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