As Texas video game development company Retro Studios continue to ramp up production on their upcoming release of Metroid Prime 4, plenty of new hires are being brought on board to help bring the highly anticipated Nintendo Switch title to life. It’s been years since a new entry in the Metroid Prime series, and fans are hoping for the best. Thankfully, Retro Studios are scouting highly experienced talent to join the development team, with the two latest hires having previous credits on some big games.
The first new hire coming to Retro Studios is Mark Capers, who is set to work as an environment design artist at the studio. Capers previously worked at Playful, the studio behind the smash-hit 3D platformer New Super Lucky’s Tale. In the past, he also worked as a designer on both entries in the Epic Mickey series. A number of his previous colleagues already work at Rare Studios, with old team members from Junction Point being part of Retro’s design team and Stephen Dupree, lead designer on New Super Lucky’s Tale and Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, having returned to the studio in late 2019.
The second new hire set to work on Metroid Prime 4 is James Beech, another designer with previous credits on Crysis 3 and DC Universe Online. He also did design work on Eternal Darkness 2, the canceled sequel to the cult classic Silicon Knights developed GameCube horror game.