Metroid 2 Fan Remake Developer Joins Ori and the Will of the Wisps Studio
The head developer of a fan made Metroid 2 project has been hired to work on Moon Studios' Ori and the Will of the Wisps.
The developer behind Project AM2R, Milton Guasti, announced that he would be joining Moon Studios, developer of Ori and the Blind Forest.
Guasti announced via Twitter that he would be working on level design for the studios’ next title, Ori and the Will of the Wisps.
It’s a special day for another reason. I’m now part of Moon Studios, I’ll be working on level design for Ori and the Will of the Wisps.
— Project AM2R (@AM2Rgame) August 6, 2017
Project AM2R was a fan remake of Nintendo’s Metroid 2: Return of Samus. The game featured updated 16-bit style graphics, and an original soundtrack. You can read more about the project at Guasti’s official Blogspot. Nintendo did end up forcing the developer to pull the game from the internet.
Ori and the Blind Forest came out as a console exclusive on Xbox One, and PC. The game is a metroidvania-style platformer that released back in 2015. It’s really hard too. Microsoft announced the sequel Ori and the Will of Wisps at their E3 conference in early June.
It’s nice to hear that even though Nintendo shut down AM2R, some good still came out of it for one of its developers.
Ori and the Will of Wisps currently has no release date but it’ll be available on Xbox One and PC.