Metroid Key 4 developer Retro Studios hires previous DICE artwork director
Mirror’s Edge: Catalyst and Battlefield 5 art director Jhony Ljungstedt joins the team.
Previous DICE artwork director Jhony Ljungstedt has joined Retro Studios.
Getting earlier labored as art director on Battlefield 5, Medal of Honor 2010, and Mirror’s Edge: Catalyst, Ljungstedt has now moved to be a part of Retro Studios. While it really is unconfirmed what initiatives Ljungstedt is hooked up to, all signals position to Metroid Prime 4.
Ljungstedt joins other superior profile hires, including previous Halo direct character artist Kyle Helfey, and – right after a two-calendar year stint elsewhere – Stephen Dupree, the lead designer of Donkey Kong Nation: Tropical Freeze, has also returned to the Austin-based mostly studio (many thanks, VGC).
Metroid Key 4, which was announced via a emblem way again in the course of Nintendo’s E3 presentation in June 2017, was restarted from scratch this time past 12 months, noticeably delaying its launch. Nintendo also switched enhancement teams, appointing the original Metroid Prime trilogy developer Retro Studios to just take around, led by the trilogy’s producer Kensuke Tanabe.
Nintendo exec Shinya Takahashi said at the time that the enterprise had taken the unusual choice to restart the game as it had “not attained the typical we find in a sequel to the Metroid Key sequence”.
“The present progress position is pretty challenged, and we experienced to make a tough decision as a growth staff,” Takahashi stated when the conclusion was taken to reboot advancement. “We have made a decision to re-look at the enhancement construction alone and adjust it.”