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Fernando Velez

Update: VD-Dev added the following on Twitter:

VD-Dev co-founder Fernando Velez has passed away. The studio passed along today’s sad news through Twitter.

The tweet reads:

VD-Dev is behind the 3DS eShop game IronFall Invasion. The studio announced its next game RISE: Race The Future at the end of May.

We are very sad to hear of Velez and wish his family the best during this tough time.


We’ve been keeping close track of IronFall Invasion since its reveal last year. The game finally resurfaced during this month’s Nintendo Direct, and VD-Dev confirmed that its debut 3DS eShop project will be launching soon.

Since IronFall Invasion is just on the horizon, we thought we’d catch up with the studio’s Fernando Velez one final time. Velez shed more light on the game’s campaign, multiplayer, and much more.

Check out our full interview below!