Metroid Prime 4 Developer Retro Studios Posts Vacancies on ArtStation
New ads on the ArtStation website promote new positions at Retro Studios, developer of Metroid Prime 4.
One of Nintendo’s most anticipated upcoming games is Metroid Prime 4sequel to 2007 Metroid Prime 3: Corruption on Wii. Although it was first announced in 2017, it restarted development two years later and moved to another game development studio. This reset saw the game move from Bandai Namco to the original studio that developed the trilogy, Retro Studios. While the game has been claimed to be in active development, there has been little news regarding Metroid Prime 4 three years after its restart.
Fans have had to deal with several years of silence from Nintendo and Retro Studios, with neither party mentioning the game’s development progress. The last mention of the elusive game was at E3 2021 in passing, just before the revelation of Metroid Dread. While Metroid Dread was released last year to critical and commercial acclaim, Metroid Prime 4 remained uncertain as to its release date. That said, a few minor developments have been made that indicate Retro Studios is still actively working on the game.
Earlier this month, Retro Studios changed their Twitter profile to a piece of concept art that gives a little preview of the upcoming Metroid Prime 4. That’s not all though, as some fans noticed on the ArtStation platform was a Nintendo commercial. The ad specifically promotes Retro Studios, informing users that their “next mission awaits them” before showing that Retro Studios is hiring for new positions.
Some of these new positions at Retro Studios are for artist positions, as well as an environment designer. The banner for Retro Studios even uses the same piece of concept art used for the developer‘s Twitter account. There’s also a slightly different pose of Samus in the shadows of the animated banner, but it retains the same effect that the original art was going for.
While this news is unlikely to result in a big reveal of Metroid Prime 4 going forward, that’s enough to give some fans hope that more information about the game will surface soon. the metroid the series is currently enjoying a great resurgence thanks to the release of Metroid Dread, where the game will receive post-launch support with new difficulty modes and a boss rush mode later this year. Fans waiting for this next entry in the First However, the series will have to wait until Nintendo and Retro Studios are able to show this game with confidence.
Metroid Prime 4 is currently in development.
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