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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. 
- ^ "¡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)