Announced today is the continuing partnership between Chair Entertainment (the development team behind Undertow) and Orson Scott Card. The next fruit of their partnership will be a new multiplatform game based on the "Battle Room" from Orson Scott Card's sci-fi classic Ender's Game.
The press release lacks a specific mention of XBLA but based on Chair's history and the emphasis on hitting "all next-generation consoles" as well as "downloadable platforms" I think an XBLA release is safe to assume. Development is slated to begin later this year.
The partnership comes as no surprise considering their previous collaboration on Empire which was penned by Card and is being developed into a movie by Warner Brothers. Development of future comic books and video games based on Empire rests with Chair. And Chair has a keen focus on telling powerful and compelling stories. When talking with Donald Mustard (Creative Director, Chair Entertainment) earlier this year he said, "It’s really that core story that is helping us create opportunities to expand the franchise into film, games, and potentially other mediums."
Read the full press release after the break.
[via press release]