Housemarque, developer of Resogun, has announced it's working on a brand new game. While it has yet to reveal anything about this new project, the developer has revealed a partnership with one of the game industry's most legendary figures.

Eugene Jarvis, the man behind legendary arcade titles like Defender, Smash TV and Robotron, will be partnering with the Housemarque team on its next venture according to a post on the developer's blog. According to the post, this new game will mark Jarvis's "first co-operation with an outside game developer since working with Midway Games (Cruis’n USA, 1994)."

Jarvis is also quoted in the post, saying "When I saw Resogun I couldn’t believe how these Housemarque guys took Defender to a new level. 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."

This is some pretty exciting stuff for fans of the old-school arcade feel, as Housemarque has emulated that style with its games better than most current developers. To have one of the leading minds in the arcade world joining them on a new project is something we're going to have to keep an eye on. While we wouldn't mind a new IP, a brand new Smash TV wouldn't be the worst idea in the world. Online Smash TV with three other players in a battle to score the most loot? We're not hating that thought, Housemarque.