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God of War dev joins studio behind Metroid Prime and Donkey Kong series

Published: 09:02, 24 September 2020
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Looks like the development of highly-anticipated next installment in the Metroid Prime series is heading into the right hands, as some industry veterans are joining forces at Retro Studios.

Nintendo's game studio behind Metroid Prime and Donkey Kong series, Retro Studios, are still bringin in some big guns to help the developement of ressurected Metroid Prime 4.

A new game in the critically acclaimed Metroid Prime series is currently in development for the Nintendo Switch system. It was announced back in 2017 at the E3 (Electronic Entertainment Expo), but the hype for the space-shooter did not last long, as it was delayed following the statement by the developer: "The current development progress has not reached the standard we seek in a sequel to the Metroid Prime series". 

Now it seems that Nintendo are resurrecting the developement of the next space-adventure in Samus suite with the help of some well known names in the gaming industry.

Back in july, Retro Studios added Jon Marcella, a longtime employee from Sony's 1st party studio - Santa Monica. Jon Marcella worked as a designer on God of War: Ascension, and as a senior game designer (level designer) on PlayStation 4 blockbuster hit God of War (2018), and was involved with layouts, AI scripting, navigation sequences, fight spaces, puzzles design, and more. Mr.Marcella  is now a environment designer for the Metroid Prime 4. 

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Earlier this month, Retro Studios was joined by industry veteran Dylan Jobe, who has previously worked on titles such as Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. The studio has also hired talent previously associated with series and games like Borderlands 3, Halo, Call of Duty: Black Ops, Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, and Battlefield Hardline.

It's certainly sounding like one hell of a lineup, which is obviously great news after the game was officially scrapped and restarted at the beginning of 2019.

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