Ignition sparks new studios

Mercury Meltdown publisher branches out with new development houses in Tokyo and Florida.

Perhaps best known currently as the publisher of Mercury Meltdown Revolution and Elf Bowling 1 & 2, Ignition Entertainment is looking to expand its operations. The publisher recently revealed it would be bringing a quartet of Taito arcade updates to US portables, and today it announced an expansion to its own internal development efforts.

Ignition Entertainment will soon open new studios in Tokyo and Florida for the purpose of making games based on new intellectual properties for next-generation platforms. The two new branches will join Digi-Guys, developers of the forthcoming WarDevil: Enigma, as internal Ignition studios.

Details about the first projects from Ignition Tokyo and Ignition Florida were promised to be made available in the coming months.

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thekodaman
thekodaman

I presume by "handhelds" it refers to the PSP and the DS? And what about us in the Old Country, we're feeling left out *sniff*.

jivemaster
jivemaster

Ignition was responsible in europe for releasing all of snks ports to ps and xbox consoles for the last couple of years. They do a pretty good job, Europe and Australia tend to get more snk releases than the us because of this.

lamprey263
lamprey263

I've no idea what games these people have made, and I really don't feel like taking a look into it.

LittleYoshi
LittleYoshi

and how will this effect in my gaming??

MrSickVisionz
MrSickVisionz

Tokyo and Florida makes it seem like they just spun a globe and wherever their finger stopped is where they decided to open up shop.

SirSpudly
SirSpudly

Well..I'm glad i helped support them with Mercury Meltdown, hopefully everyone else will note that this game came out years after Elf Bowling did....so lets forgive them for that like we did Square for Erghiez.

SirSpudly
SirSpudly

Well..I'm glad i helped support them with Mercury Meltdown, hopefully everyone else will note that this game came out years after Elf Bowling did....so lets forgive them for that like we did Square for Erghiez.

AnFangs_Endes
AnFangs_Endes

I just want WarDevil and Elf Bowling 3 already!! :cry: