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Jason Rubin's Next Game

Gamers should prepare for Iron and the Maiden.

By Patrick Klepek, 03/20/2006

Two years ago, Jason Rubin left Naughty Dog, the company he founded back with Andy Gavin back in 1986. The two managed to turn the company best remembered for the ridiculous 3DO fighter Way of the Warrior into a development powerhouse known for solid platformers powered by some of the industry's most incredible visuals.

He's back. No one's known quite what Rubin has been up to since his departure in 2004, and news has come from the most unlikeliest of Internet cesspools: MySpace. Rubin actually has an account on the angst-fueled Internet community of emo teens, and has used the space to reveal the first details on his next game, Iron and the Maiden.

    After 20 years at Naughty Dog I've decided to try something new. "Iron and the Maiden" will be my first solo project.

    It isn't "Crash Bandicoot", and it isn't "Jak and Daxter".

    This is something new. Raw, Uncensored, Uncut.

    It's been in the back of my head for years looking to get out, and I've assembled an incredible team to bring it to fruition. -- Jason Rubin on MySpace

Nothing else about Iron and the Maiden is known, but Rubin sure as hell better be having the one and only kings of metal, Iron Maiden, powering the soundtrack. Stay tuned for more.



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  • brahOC
  • stranger in a

    Posted: userComment.createdDate by  brahOC
    i forget the rest,but it sounds interesting cant wait for moreinfo on this one.going back to sleep now...
  • skudger
  • Will it star a dead guy named Ed D.?!?

    Posted: userComment.createdDate by  skudger
    It might as well.
  • plaingirl
  • lol iron the maiden

    Posted: userComment.createdDate by  plaingirl
    Sounds quite interesting.. I might play it when it comes out.
  • Zero_
  • Sounds a bit like God of War

    Posted: userComment.createdDate by  Zero_
    The whole "It's the game I've always wanted to make, and has just been stuck at the back of my mind - until now" and "Rough. Real. Uncut. Raw" thing kind between the two games is remarkable.
  • Dr3upMushroom
  • Been waiting for news on him...

    Posted: userComment.createdDate by  Dr3upMushroom
    No doubt his new game will rock, wonder who's developing it though...
  • ChildOfMana
  • Editorializing? Nah.

    Posted: userComment.createdDate by  ChildOfMana
    He simply reported the facts as they stand. If you were even remotely familiar with MySpace, you'd recognize that it is in fact an internet cesspool saturated by angsty emo teens - and no, I'm not being flippant. I applaud 1up for their journalistic integrity and for not caving in, as other publications have done, to the junvenile whinings of the emo community.
  • Zeichrat
  • Up the Maidens!!!

    Posted: userComment.createdDate by  Zeichrat
    If this gamehas something to do with IM, I hope it doesn´t turn out to be like Ed Hunter...
  • Krylez
  • All you myspace teenage dirtbags rejoice!

    Posted: userComment.createdDate by  Krylez
    Cause I'm just a teenage dirtbag baby Yeah I'm just a teenage dirtbag baby Listen to Iron Maiden baby with me
  • Maniac:_medication?
  • The Evil that Men Do

    Posted: userComment.createdDate by  Maniac:_medication?
    As soon as I saw the title IRON MAIDEN screamed out at me, mainly because it's in caps. But also because I'm a fan. Please don't let it be a Iron Maiden game with their music, I'd buy regardless of whether it was fantastic or not but something's are better left alone. It is so not gonna be this now that I've said it, I don't see why I bother.
  • eXxy
  • Oh sharky

    Posted: userComment.createdDate by  eXxy
    I'm just kidding around. Look :P www.myspace.com/exxy_ I even have my OWN account in that Internet cesspool.
  • TheKraut
  • Can't freakin wait

    Posted: userComment.createdDate by  TheKraut
    I can't wait for Jason to drop more details on this game. I'd like to see this elite team he's assembled, as well.
  • Son_of_Invention
  • ha, myspace

    Posted: userComment.createdDate by  Son_of_Invention
    Wow, I guess you're on myspace then shark? (For the record, so am I, but I know I'm not an "emo teen" so I disregard the perception as it applies to me. But it'd be foolish to deny that quite a few members of myspace are indeed angst-ridden teens.) Either way, what's this talk about Iron Maiden? I'm expecting one thing from this game - heavy metal soundtrack. No statements on the expected gameplay quality are needed on my behalf. But I wouldn't be suprised if Bach made an appearance.
  • sharktastic
  • Just a little bit of editorializing, huh?

    Posted: userComment.createdDate by  sharktastic
    Tell us what you REALLY think of MySpace then. Go on, why write an article that displays credibility and integrity all the way through?
  • onslaughtree
  • another great game

    Posted: userComment.createdDate by  onslaughtree
    first crash, then jak , now iron maiden,,no need to worry, its gonna rock,,,,videogame rants & raves.
  • gameking04
  • Sounds like a dungeon game

    Posted: userComment.createdDate by  gameking04
    Iron and the Maiden sounds like a game where you rescue a princess or something like that. What it shall really be, only Patrick knows.
  • DarkKoji
  • You've been busy Patrick!

    Posted: userComment.createdDate by  DarkKoji
    I see you've written all the new news stories today. Good work! Anyway...i was never a fan of Crash, NEVER liked Jak and Daxter (gameplay was clunky to me) but I am intrested in this game for some reason...we'll see.....

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