Creator of Cancelled Metroid II FanRemake Hired to Work on Ori Sequel

first_img Last year saw the release of the fan-made, AM2R. This project was a complete remake of the classic Metroid II: Return of Samus. Though it was praised by those who played it, it didn’t take long for Nintendo’s lawyers to issue a cease-and-desist order to its creator, Milton Guasti. Though Nintendo wasn’t exactly happy with Guasti, it seems others have recognized his talent.Today on Twitter, Guasti announced that he has been hired by Moon Studios to work on the upcoming sequel to Ori and the Blind Forest. “It’s a special day for another reason,” said Guasti. “I’m now part of Moon Studios; I’ll be working on level design for 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, 2017Ori and the Will of the Wisps was announced during this year’s Xbox E3 Briefing. Like Ori and the Blind Forest, Will of the Wisps will have “Metroidvania“-style gameplay. Because of that, it makes sense why Moon Studios hired Guasti to work on the title. He has experience working on (unofficial) Metroid games, so being a developer for the Ori sequel should come naturally to him.This story is somewhat reminiscent of what happened with Sonic Mania. Though an official title from Sega, the folks developing it originally started out making their own fan-made Sonic the Hedgehog games. Unlike Nintendo, Sega applauded their efforts and hired them to make games. Guasti’s case is somewhat different, however, since he is being hired to work on an entirely new title that has no relation to his fan-project. Either way, I’m sure he feels somewhat vindicated given what ended up happening with AM2R.Speaking of Metroid II remakes, Nintendo is set to release Metroid: Samus Returns on 3DS on September 15. Unlike AM2R which was sprite-based, Samus Returns will have 3D graphics. Despite the graphical upgrade (and the fact you need four Amiibo to unlock all its content), this is still the same game folks remember playing on Gameboy back in the day.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Stay on target SCUF Prestige Falls Short of Being a Must-Have Premium ControllerOrigin PC Ends Console Wars With PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch Combo Case last_img read more