Namco and Ninja Theory working on mystery title

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Namco had a nice non-announcement during the gamescom convention.  Apparently they're working on an untitled project with UK-based Ninja Theory. There's practically nothing to go on besides that the game is coming to PS3 and 360. Hopefully Namco's input will make this game more enduring than Ninja Theory's Heavenly Sword. Check out the press release below for more frustrating vagueness.


COLOGNE, Germany (Aug. 19, 2009) – Today at gamescom, NAMCO BANDAI
Games America Inc. announced its partnership with UK-based video game
developer Ninja Theory Ltd. to publish a next-generation title for the
PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system and the Xbox 360® video
game and entertainment system from Microsoft. The title, an original
new IP, will be released in 2010 and more details on the game will be
divulged in the coming months.

Ninja Theory Ltd., is a video game developer based in Cambridge, UK
and creators of the visually stunning, critically acclaimed
PLAYSTATION 3 system exclusive title, Heavenly Sword™.

“Ninja Theory’s first title exemplified their incredible talent and
ability to deliver a high-quality, cinematic and captivating gameplay
experience,” said Makoto Iwai, executive vice president and chief
operating officer at NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. “With producers
from our North American office working closely with such a strong
European development studio, we will be able to create a blockbuster
title with strong pan-Western sensibilities and appeal for a global
gaming audience.”

“This new project pushes our core strengths of rich story-telling,
cutting-edge technology and exciting gameplay beyond anything we have
created before,” said Nina Kristensen, co-founder and chief
development ninja, Ninja Theory Ltd. “The support of NAMCO BANDAI
combined with the skills and talent we have nurtured over the years
means that players are going to be in for a truly deep and memorable
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