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Retro Studios acquires Halo 4 character modeller for Metroid Prime 4


We know that Retro Studios have been actively hiring for a number of personnel to fill roles in the development of the long-awaited next entry to the Metroid series, Metroid Prime 4. One of the individuals which the company has taken on is former Halo character modeller Kyle Hefley who is now a lead character artist at Retro Studios. Hefley worked at Microsoft developers 343 industries on creating designs for the Halo franchise. It currently sounds like Metroid Prime 4 is still a very long way off.



  1. That… actually sounds awesome.
    The attention to detail in Halo 4 (even as an X360 game) was really good. It added so much to make it advanced and “military”-like to the point where it makes the models from the other games look basic by comparison.
    So seeing a Metroid game possibly going for that kind of art direction already sounds promising.

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    Commander what do you think about this?

  3. Another Microsoft/Nintendo collaboration.
    This game needs every quality individually it can get so this is good news.

  4. This sounds really cool. Metroid Prime 4 might get a release date like 2021 or 2022 perhaps. But, I’m still wondering if there ever be a online multiplayer like Federation Force. I don’t know how the game will look in once Retro Studios done hiring some good development team to work on the title.

  5. Speaking of Halo, I hope they don’t take the Metroid Prime 3 route and make big Halo-esque spectacles. This series works much better with isolation and a touch of horror.

    1. How so?
      The character models were pretty detailed and more militaristic looking. As wht it shuld look like for armor in the series.
      especially for a Xbox 360 title.
      So this is pretty promising imo

  6. Thank goodness. For a second there, I thought it was saying a Halo character was going to be in Metroid prime 4. A Halo character in a Nintendo series is the LAST thing Nintendo needs. It’s bad enough Banjo is in Smash bros, but at least he started out on a Nintendo system. Master Chief in Smash bros doesn’t make any sense.

  7. Happy to hear this actually. Halo already took a page or two from Metroid, so this news can only be good.

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