May 6, 2008

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Retro Studios loses key employees

Shacknews reported that three key Retro employees left the company recently. Each played a pivotal role in the development of the Metroid Prime series: design director Mark Pacini, art director Todd Keller, and technology engineer Jack Mathews were reportedly “escorted” off company premises. It’s still unclear as to why the three former staff members left.

Nintendo has confirmed that in an email to Computer and Video Games that “We still continue to work alongside the team at Retro and no official announcements as to its status have been made”.

Retro was bought out by Nintendo in 2001 three years after its founding. As of now Retro Studios is currently working on an unknown Wii title, taking a break from the Metroid series.

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