Electronic Arts partners up with indie developer Velan Studios to publish the studio’s first original IP for the Nintendo Switch!
This new IP from Velan Studios is said to bring with it a “unique game world” and “an entirely new and entertaining way to experience team-based action.” Not much information has been shared as of press time but the game is now in development for Switch.
It is interesting to note that Velan Studios is composed of a pool of developers who worked on Guitar Hero, Skylanders, Rock Band, Super Mario Maker, and Metroid Prime among others. The company was established by Guha and Karthik Bala, founders of Vicarious Visions, in 2016.
Read on below for comments from EA and Velan Studios:
Guha Bala, President and Co-Founder of Velan Studios
“In EA Partners, we found a team devoted to bringing breakthrough ideas to players everywhere. They believe in our creative vision and will use their best-in-class resources to support the success of our game. We started Velan Studios to make community-centered play experiences that are daring and distinctive from what’s being played today. We can’t wait to share the details of our first original game in the future.”
Karthik Bala, President and Co-Founder of Velan Studios
“Exploring the boundaries of play with new technology and play patterns is what makes us tick. Our plan was always simple: build an awesome team, find the magic in something new that the team was passionate about and then enable their success. We are looking forward to introducing their vision and evolving it along with players for many years to come.”
Rob Letts, General Manager of EA Partners and EA Originals
“Velan’s vision for this new game experience is very inspiring, and when we played it, we were immediately captured by how engaging and unexpectedly compelling it was. Helping discover pioneering talent with ground-breaking games the world needs to play is what we’re here to do, and we look forward to partnering with Velan to deliver an experience that will push the boundaries of original IP and innovation to engage players in new ways.”
Everyone here at Velan Studios is extremely excited to announce that @EA Partners will be publishing our first original IP for consoles, PC, and mobile! Stay tuned and follow us for more exciting info in the future. Here's the press release:https://t.co/pzK92pvMmr
— Velan Studios (@velanstudios) March 25, 2019