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Jose Luis Márquez is a director and writer at MercurySteam, who is the creative director of Metroid: Samus Returns. Márquez was present alongside Yoshio Sakamoto at the Treehouse event on June 13, 2017 where Samus Returns was revealed, and discussed the new features that were added to the game. Before working on Samus Returns, Márquez was also a programmer for games including American McGee Presents: Scrapland, Zombies for Nokia devices, Clive Barker's Jericho and the MercurySteam Castlevania games. Márquez also appeared with Sakamoto at Gamescom 2017, and in a short Tweet video after Samus Returns won the 2017 Game Award for Best Handheld Game.  After Samus Returns won the award for Handheld Game of the Year at the DICE Awards, Márquez celebrated the first DICE Award to be achieved by a Spanish video game developer.
- ^ "¡Enhorabuena a Metroid: Samus Returns por ser nombrado Mejor Juego Portátil en #TheGameAwards! No te pierdas la novedad favorita de Yoshio Sakamoto y @j_luis_marquez #VuelveMetroid"
Translated: ""Congratulations to Metroid: Samus Returns for winning Best Portable Game at #TheGameAwards! Don't miss Yoshio Sakamoto and @j_luis_marquez's favorite novelty from the game. #MetroidReturns" (translation provided by nhg92 of Shinesparkers) 
- ^ Luis Marquez, Jose (@J_Luis_Marquez). "#Metroid Samus Returns won the Best Handheld Game award at The Game Awards 2017! Thank you so much for your support!" 8 Dec 2017 4:33 a.m. Tweet. https://twitter.com/J_Luis_Marquez/status/939050298122883072
- ^ Luis Marquez, Jose (@J_Luis_Marquez). "It's the first time the Spanish videogame development industry achieves a DICE award. Certainly this country's very talented development community will achieve many more in the future. Congratulations to #Metroid Samus Returns team for making history @Official_AIAS @mercurysteam" 23 Feb 2018 11:22 a.m. Tweet. https://twitter.com/J_Luis_Marquez/status/967057022620446721
- ^ Zazo, Fernando (stehcnics). "Equipazo! #MetroidSamusReturns" 16 Sep 2017 4:35 a.m. Tweet. https://twitter.com/stehcnics/status/908957417295183872
- ^ Rodríguez, Asier Sánchez (@Th0r3k). "Un buen postre para el equipo" 15 Sep 2017 8:31 a.m. Tweet. https://twitter.com/Th0r3k/status/908654551087054848