As most Metroid fans know, we suffer through droughts on the latest news, so times like these we take what we can get.

We’re excited to learn that, via Video Games Chronicle, Kyle Hefley, a senior character artist for Microsoft’s 343 Industries, has been chosen for the Lead Character Aritst position at Retro Studios. Kyle is an industry veteran with almost a decade of experience under his belt. We are quite enthusiastic that Kyle will do the Metroid franchise justice and look forward to what he has in store for us!

Here’s a very small sample of Kyle’s work. Be sure to check out his portfolio website for many more amazing 3D models!

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