A new director has been appointed at WayForward Technologies in the form of Tomm Hulett, the former Konami producer behind Contra 4, Rocket Knight and the more recent Silent Hill games.

Konami and WayForward Technologies have worked together before, with the publisher releasing Silent Hill: Book of Memories on the PlayStation Vita as well as Contra 4 on the Nintendo DS. Hulett will now be responsible for all of WayForward Technologies' catalogue, including the Mighty Switch Force and Shantae series of games.

WayForward Technologies has been a strong supporter of the Wii U, with the developer releasing Mighty Switch Force: Hyper Drive Edition into the Wii U eShop when the system launched.

[via linkedin.com, joystiq.com]