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When we were almost done with the development of Metroid, one of our staffers casually suggested, ‘Why don’t we make Samus Aran a female character to surprise the player?’ Back then I thought it was a nice idea, but I couldn’t foresee what a huge impact this would have on the future of the franchise.

Metroid co-creator Yoshio Sakamoto on the casual decision to surprise players with Samus’ gender at the end of the first game. You can read more stories about the early days of the series in IGN’s interview with Sakamoto.

Annndddd some random Samus Aran fanart:

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[Thanks, Martin! Image via Art-Noir]

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