Armature Studios Gains Another Ex-Retro Staff Member

Donkey Kong Country Returns designer Tom Ivey moves on

As we all know, Armature is a company founded by former Retro Studios staff members — and it would appear that they've added another to their ranks.

According to his CV on LinkedIn, Tom Ivey — who was one of the designers on Donkey Kong Country Returns, which was recently ported to the 3DS — is now firmly ensconced within the walls of Armature's Austin HQ.

The studio is currently hard at work on Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate, which will be hitting the 3DS later this year. Armature had been off the radar until quite recently, when it was revealed that the company had worked on Capcom's cancelled Mega Man FPS, Maverick Hunter.

Ivey's move to Armature should bode well for the company's future output, but where does that leave Retro Studios? It's expected that the firm will reveal what it has been working on at this year's E3, which takes place next week.

[via linkedin.com, nintendoeverything.com]