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EA Partners to publish 38 Studios RPG

Project Mercury, based on Salvatore and McFarlane IP, due for PS3, PC, Xbox 360

EA Partners has sign up to publish 38 Studios' single-player role-playing game, codenamed Project Mercury.

The game is in development at the recently acquired Big Huge Games, under the leadership of Elder Scrolls lead designer Ken Rolston, and based on the fantasy world of RA Salvatore and comic book artist Todd McFarlane.

"From day one, 38 Studios has been focused on creating the next generation of entertainment experiences that embrace all mediums, including film, television, comics, novels, toys and, of course, games," commented Curt Schilling, founder of 38 Studios.

"We are creating an enormous world, with heroes and villains and a rich back story from the brilliant minds of RA, Todd and Ken at its heart, and I can think of no finer partner than the global powerhouse that is EA Partners. Being able to leverage the expertise of EA's publishing organisation to bring our first product to market is a dream come true for 38 Studios."

Project Mercury is due for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC. Salvatore has sold over 15 million books worldwide, and McFarlane is best known for his art on Marvel's Spider-Man and his own Image Comics creation Spawn.

"We are thrilled to be working with 38 Studios. The world of RPG gaming is so rich and it is a perfect complement to our partners and title portfolio in EAP," said David DeMartini, SVP of EA Partners.

"Project Mercury is bursting with first-rate talent, with passion that spans across the board, from Curt to RA to Todd and Ken. We look forward to collaborating with them to create an amazing game set in this incredible new world."

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Matt Martin: Matt Martin joined GamesIndustry in 2006 and was made editor of the site in 2008. With over ten years experience in journalism, he has written for multiple trade, consumer, contract and business-to-business publications in the games, retail and technology sectors.
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