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The creators of Metroid Prime 4 sign a God of War designer



The creators of Metroid Prime 4 sign a God of War designer

Retro Studios, the Texas studio that deals with the development of Metroid Prime 4 since at least January 2019, continue to expand your team to shape Samus Aran's new adventure for Nintendo Switch. The last signing has been Jon Marcella, they report from VGC, a environment designer who has spent a decade working at Sony Santa Monica, where he was involved in the development of God of War: Ascension

and God of War III for PlayStation 3.

Nintendo put Retro Studios at the forefront of the development of Metroid Prime 4 at the beginning of last year. Since then the Texans have been increasing the team with developers from Halo, of Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, of Crysis 3, of Battlefield and Tomb Raider and of Warhawk. In definitively, forming a team of industry veterans.

Retro is not done with hiring. In fact, important positions remain to be filled, such as producer, lead animator, the final boss designer

and that of artificial intelligence designer, among other tasks. The same media pointed out in 2019 that Today's Retro Studios is quite different who created the first Metroid Prime for Nintendo GameCube.

A different team than the one I created Metroid Prime

The headboard secured in a research that of the more than 40 developers who made the first game in the series, less than ten remain

. Of the approximately 50 workers who participated in Metroid Prime 3: Corruption About 27 remain, including five of the 11 designers who worked on the Wii game.

After announcing it at E3 2017, Nintendo restarted the development of Metroid Prime 4 because “the current state of development of the game is problematic,” said Shinya Takahashi, head of development at the Japanese company. For this reason they once again trusted Retro Studios to “restart the development process” with the producer Kensuke Tanabe collaborating “closely” with the Texas study.

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