Retro Studios has hired another pair of talented designers as it continues to work on Nintendo's Metroid Prime 4, according to a new report.

VGC says that Mark Capers, previously of New Super Lucky's Tale developer Playful, and James Beech, a designer who has worked on games like Crysis 3 and DC Universe Online, have both joined the company. The news follows a string of new hires for Retro which includes Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze lead designer, Stephen Dupree, and Halo series character modeller, Kyle Hefley.

The report notes that both Capers and Beech are set to work as environment designers in their new roles at the company; Retro's jobs page is also still advertising for a lead animator, senior designer, and many more.

At present, it's unclear whether or not Retro Studios is working on any other projects besides the new Metroid Prime release. It wasn't all that long ago that rumours surrounding a Retro-made Star Fox Grand Prix game were spreading like wildfire, with many believing them to be true, but we haven't seen anything official to confirm that such a game exists.

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Thanks to Greatsong for the tip!