Retro Studios - the developer behind titles like Metroid Prime, Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze and Mario Kart 7 - has posted a number of new job listings today. The company is searching for talented individuals who are passionate about "the Nintendo legacy".

You can check out the jobs here if you're interested; current openings include an Art Director, Product Tester, Lead Character Artist, Level 1 and 3 Tools Engineers, Physics Engineer, IT Engineer and more. Some posts actually date back to last year, but plenty more were uploaded today.

Retro Studios has shared a brief write up about life at the company and what it means to be a part of it. You won't be surprised to see that a passion for Nintendo is not only a crucial quality needed in any successful applicants, but also something which drives everything Retro does.

Joining the Retro team means becoming part of a company that is passionate about what it does and what it is a part of – the Nintendo legacy.

As a North American Nintendo-owned developer, we pride ourselves on delivering high quality, customized experiences in our games and in our studio. Our unique style stands out and wows gamers all over the globe with games in the Metroid, Donkey Kong, and Mario Kart franchises. We believe good company culture, passion and creativity are crucial to delivering great games. Retro is committed to maintaining an environment that supports those qualities and our employees and our games are a reflection of these efforts.

Working at Retro means joining the family – locally and globally. It means breakfast & picnics with the team. It means collaboration with our Japanese partners. But for each individual, it means giving back to that family by bringing creativity, consideration and respect to the strong, wonderful IPs of Nintendo.

If you’re passionate about quality, about being a part of a creative culture and about Nintendo, you’re already one step closer to being part of Retro Studios.

Just think, the talented souls who go on to claim these jobs will likely end up assisting with Metroid Prime 4. We're not jealous at all.