Metroid Halo

Retro Studios, the developer currently working hard on Metroid Prime 4, has bolstered its creative talent by hiring Halo series character modeller, Kyle Hefley.

The news comes from VGC, which reports that Hefley has been snapped up as Retro’s new lead character artist. You'll almost certainly be familiar with his previous work, with titles like Call of Duty: Black Ops, Sleeping Dogs, Halo 4 and Halo 5 all under his belt. You can check out his portfolio right here, but we've shared just a couple of pieces for you below.

Image: Microsoft / Kyle Hefley
Image: Microsoft / Kyle Hefley
Image: Microsoft / Kyle Hefley

Of course, Hefley's character modelling background would appear to be a perfect fit for Metroid, with lead character Samus and Halo's Master Chief sharing similar design traits. Back in January, Nintendo revealed that the game's development had been entirely scrapped and restarted, with Retro Studios joining the project. This appointment sure looks to be a move in the right direction to us.

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