Metroid Prime 4 Developer Hires Halo Veteran As Lead Character Artist


The Metroid Prime 4 developer Retro Studios recently hired a high-profile industry veteran to work as its new lead character artist.

Video Games Chronicles reported today that Kyle Hefley, a Halo series veteran who worked for 343 Industries for nine years, is the new studio lead character artist. This means that he will likely be working on Metroid Prime 4, and he would definitely be a great fit for the Nintendo series.

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Metroid Prime 4 has been in development by multiple studios, but development has been rebooted and handed to Retro Studios, which is the studio behind the first three entries in the series. Not much else is known about the game, and, as Retro is still hiring for the development of the game, it's likely we won't hear more about the game anytime soon.

Even before the development rebooting, it was clear something was wrong with the game, as it was mysteriously absent from last year's E3.

Is there anything you can say about Metroid Prime 4? Is there a reason it wasn’t at the show this year?

Trinen: It’s still in development.

Bihldorff: But yeah, we’re not featuring it at E3 this year.

Trinen: I think the main thing is, as people have probably realized by now – we show things when we think we’re ready to show them. And when we think we’re ready to show Metroid Prime, we’ll show Metroid Prime.

Metroid Prime 4 is in development for Nintendo Switch. We will keep you updated on the game as soon as more come in on it, so stay tuned for all the latest news.