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Mercury Steam Entertainment S.L.
Company typeSociedad Limitada
IndustryVideo games
PredecessorRebel Act Studios
FoundedMay 2002; 22 years ago (2002-05)[1]
FoundersEnric Alvarez
José Ignacio Navas
HeadquartersSan Sebastián de los Reyes, Madrid, Spain
Key people
Enric Álvarez
Dave Cox
OwnerNordisk Film (40%)
Number of employees
210 (nov. 2023)

Mercury Steam Entertainment S.L., doing business as MercurySteam, is a Spanish video game developer based in San Sebastián de los Reyes, Madrid. The company was founded by former members of Rebel Act Studios, who previously developed Severance: Blade of Darkness in 2001. Dave Cox is a producer at Konami who has assisted MercurySteam during the Castlevania: Lords of Shadow trilogy.[2]

In 2015, Nintendo Life reported that MercurySteam had worked on a Metroid prototype for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS, that was later turned down and possibly retrofitted into a different project.[3] It was later revealed that they had pitched for a remake of Metroid Fusion. This pitch was rejected, but because series creator Yoshio Sakamoto was impressed by the pitch and the team's love of Metroid, they were hired to collaborate on Metroid: Samus Returns instead.[4]

In December 2020, Nordisk Film, under their Nordisk Games division, purchased a 40% stake in the studio.[5] MercurySteam collaborated with Nintendo again to develop a new Metroid game, Metroid Dread, for the Nintendo Switch, after the developers demonstrated that they could develop games for the platform.[6]

Games developed[edit]

Year Title Platform(s) Publisher(s) Notes
2004 American McGee Presents: Scrapland Microsoft Windows, Xbox Enlight Software
2006 Zombies Nokia 6680, Nokia N70 MercurySteam
2007 Clive Barker's Jericho Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 Codemasters Co-developed with Alchemic Productions
2010 Castlevania: Lords of Shadow Konami Co-developed with Kojima Productions
2013 Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Mirror of Fate Nintendo 3DS, Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
2014 Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
2017 Metroid: Samus Returns Nintendo 3DS Nintendo Co-developed with Nintendo EPD
Spacelords Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S MercurySteam
2021 Metroid Dread Nintendo Switch Nintendo Co-developed with Nintendo EPD
American McGee Presents: Scrapland Remastered[7] Microsoft Windows MercurySteam
TBA Project Iron Microsoft Windows, unannounced consoles MercurySteam, 505 Games


  1. ^ "Mercury Steam Entertainment S.L." MobyGames.
  2. ^ "Scrapland Ships for Xbox". Gamershell. 4 March 2005. Retrieved 26 February 2011.
  3. ^ Robertson, Liam (14 August 2015). "Exclusive: MercurySteam Has Been Working On A Metroid Prototype For Wii U And 3DS". Nintendo Life. Gamer Network. Retrieved 14 August 2015.
  4. ^ "Metroid: Samus Returns Is A Remake That Feels Original". Game Informer. Retrieved 16 September 2017.
  5. ^ "Nordisk Games buys 40% of MercurySteam". gamesindustry.biz.
  6. ^ Sheridan, Connor (15 June 2021). "Metroid Dread release date revealed and it's a sequel to Metroid Fusion". GamesRadar. Archived from the original on 15 June 2021. Retrieved 15 June 2021.
  7. ^ "Scrapland Remastered on Steam". store.steampowered.com. Retrieved 13 December 2021.

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