Bethesda Softworks said Monday that it will publish Inxile-developed Hunted: The Demon's Forge
, a "third-person co-op fantasy action game" for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC.
The publishing deals comes shortly after news emerged that Inxile's crime game Heist was canceled
Bethesda said the game is powered by Epic's Unreal Engine 3, and is a "third-person dungeon crawl with the intensity and action of a modern-day shooter." The player and a partner go up against waves of enemies using ranged and melee weapons. The game will also sport co-op based puzzles.
Inxile was founded in 2002 by Interplay founder Brian Fargo, who worked on games inlcuding The Bard's Tale, Baldur's Gate
. Michael "Maxx" Kaufman is directing Hunted
. Previously, Kaufman was art director on Kingpin: Life of Crime, Redneck Rampage
and Gray Matter's Return to Castle Wolfenstein
Bethesda Softworks president Vlatko Andonov said in a statement, "We believe gamers will be really excited about what these guys have in store for them."
Bethesda, which creates games such as Fallout 3
internally, is also publishing upcoming games such as Obsidian-developed Fallout: New Vegas
, Splash Damage's Brink
and Id Software's Rage