Retro Studios is looking for developers to help them make Metroid Prime 4. The studio put out a jobs listing today on Twitter specifically looking for new team members on the upcoming Nintendo project, signaling that development is ramping up on the highly-anticipated Metroid project.
Metroid Prime 4 is the sequel to Retro's redefining Metroid Prime trilogy. Nintendo announced Metroid Prime 4 briefly at E3 2017 during its Nintendo Direct. The only thing that was shown however was a short teaser and an early logo. At the time Nintendo confirmed that Retro was not working on the new Metroid game.
Instead, reports suggested Nintendo had tapped Bandai Namco to work on the new Metroid Prime game. Eurogamer reported that Bandai Namco Singapore was working on the initial development before Bandai Namco Japan took over.
That was until earlier this year when Nintendo publicly announced that development of Metroid Prime 4 was not meeting its internal standards, and the company decided to restart development. This time, Nintendo asked Retro Studios to take over the project it has created with the first Metroid Prime.
Retro is currently hiring for a variety of jobs including art director, gameplay engineer, lead character artist, lead cinematics artist, lead graphics engineer, and more. All positions are based out of the studio's headquarters in Austin, Texas.
Retro was rumored to be working on some unannounced projects for Nintendo, but it seems like the company's focus currently is for Metroid Prime 4. Though it's been over 10 years since Metroid Prime 3: Corruption was released on the Wii, so who knows how many of the original developers are still at Retro to work on Metroid Prime 4?
With development restarted on Metroid Prime 4 earlier this year, it might be some time before we see it officially on the Nintendo Switch. For more on our coverage, check out our Metroid Prime 4 guide.