AM2R Creator "Speechless" When Offered Ori and the Will of the Wisps Job

AM2R Creator "Speechless" When Offered Ori and the Will of the Wisps Job

The Metroid remake creator joins another Metroidvania project.

If you recall AM2R, or Another Metroid 2 Remake, was shut down by Nintendo a couple days after it came out on the internet (then an official Metroid 2 remake happened). Developer Milton 'DoctorM64' Guasti's work seemed lost, but he's not out just yet. In fact, he recently took a job with Moon Studios to work on Ori and the Will of the Wisps.

"I was speechless when I read the first email from Thomas [CEO of oon Studios], a couple weeks ago I had played Ori for the first time and loved it," Milton told USgamer in a statement. "It's an honor to be a part of such a talented group of professionals, and I'm looking forward to help make the sequel to Ori [and the Blind Forest] as unforgettable as the first one."

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Guasti wrote a blog post a year after the release of AM2R to share an update about the dev team, including how he spent time playing games like "Axiom Verge, Ori and the Blind Forest, and Guacamelee." Guasti wrote that he was prepping an original Metroidvania game on Unity, but it appears that Moon Studios snatched him up before that project could proceed.

Another Metroid 2 Remake is exactly as it says on the tin, remaking Metroid 2 with impressive new graphics and music which improved upon the original Game Boy release. Unfortunately, that project came to an end immediately after completion when Nintendo stepped in. Earlier this year, Nintendo revealed their own Metroid 2 remake, Metroid: Samus Returns, though not without some controversy.

Still, it's good to Guasti working on another Metroid-inspired game, and one as well-received as Moon Studio's Ori series is pretty great. Ori and the Will of the Wisps is the sequel to the first Ori game. First announced at this year's E3, Will of the Wisps returns to tell the next melancholic journey or Ori.

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