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Aric Norine is a longtime animator at Next Level Games, working there since 2004. He is the lead gameplay animator, and has animated most of their games on Nintendo consoles since, including Metroid Prime: Federation Force/Blast Ball. Norine has also animated Super Mario Strikers, Spider-Man: Friend or Foe, Mario Strikers Charged, Punch-Out!!, Transformers: Cybertron Adventures, Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon and Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon.
Norine previously worked as an animator for Moral Productions and Boogieman Studios, and was also the founder and co-owner of Principles of Motion.