Defender creator Eugene Jarvis is teaming up with Resogun dev Housemarque

"All I know now is that it is going to be explosive."  

Super Stardust developer Housemarque's recent PS4 opus Resogun was described by many as a modern update to Eugene Jarvis' 1981 arcade game Defender. And now the developer is working with Jarvis himself on its next game.

Eugene Jarvis, the father of many arcade classics.

For the uninitiated, Eugene Jarvis not only created Defender, but Robotron, Smash TV, Narc and Blaster as well. He's kind of a big deal.

This is Jarvis' first collaboration with an outside studio since he worked with Midway Games on Cruis'n USA in 1994.

"When I saw Resogun I couldn't believe how these Housemarque guys took Defender to a new level," Jarvis said in Housemarque's announcement. "I wondered... what would happen if we teamed up? Mash up old school arcade with mad voxel tech and crazed nouveau Helsinki gamers... All I know now is that it is going to be explosive."

Resogun is getting some new content next week. This next DLC pack is even called Defenders.

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