15 posts tagged samus aran
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Samus, Link, Fire Emblem’s Lyndis, and The Space Adventure’s Cobra all drawn Theatrhythm-style.
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You might recall Chris Furniss’ “31 Days of Zero Suit Samus” series — a set of illustrations examining the everyday life of Metroid’s heroine. We made sure to feature some of them here a year ago.
Anyway, he’s looking to put together a hardcover book featuring the entire series, plus commentary, bonus illustrations, and tributes from a lot of awesome people (Mare Odomo, Ashley Davis, Zac Gorman, Jon Kay, and Corey “Reyyy” Lewis, to name a few).
Before he can do that, though, he’s looking to raise $20,000 for a print run. That might seem a lot, but he’s already hit more than $15,000 in pledges at Kickstarter, and he’s got 8 days left to raise money. Get over there and put down some money if you want to reserve a copy (and get some other nice extras with it, too).
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“Happy Birthday, Samus” by Chris Furniss, in the style of his 31 Days of Zero Suit Samus project. Saturday was the 25th anniversary of the Japanese release of the first Famicom/NES game! When was the last time you went back and tried to play through that one? I attempt it periodically, but I get lost without automaps…
Far easier than getting through Metroid is just reading this great, longform blog post by Jeremy Parish. Do I feel bad linking to someone’s long, thoughtful article with a couple of quick sentences in a fanart post? Of course I do.
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Sad Samus reacts to Metroid Dread’s absence from E3 yet again. Cheer up, Samus! I heard there was a Metroid-themed Wii U demo that was shown, so there’s that.
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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:
[Thanks, Martin! Image via Art-Noir]
“Space Pirates” by Adam Sidwell (click for a larger image).
Wow! I think many gamers would’ve preferred this artwork over Metroid: Other M’s boring North American cover, even though Samus kind of looks like a motocross ghostrider here. Certainly, it would be a step closer to Japan’s wayyyy cool packaging for the Wii game.
You can probably acquire a print of this by contacting Adam. By the way, you might recognize the artist of this piece as the same illustrator behind those
Black and white sketch of Samus Aran by comic book and animation artist Eric Canete (click for a larger image).
Custom Zero Suit Samus Pinky Street figure by Donald “KodyKoala” Kennedy. This will go well with his custom Princess Daisy Pinky Street model he created last month!
Pinky Street, in case you’ve never heard of them, are plastic Japanese figures about 4” tall featuring a wide range of interchangeable parts (e.g. heads, hair, accessories, etc.). KodyKoala carved this Zero Suit Samus out of another figure, which is why it looks likes it’s leaning back a little.
Speaking of Metroid, Nintendo updated its Japanese site for Other M with new screenshots, a short clip of Samus’s ship flying around, and orchestral arrangements by Kuniaki Haishima for the original Metroid and Super Metroid themes (playing in the background).
“8-Bit Bikini” by Glen Brogan (click for a larger image). Anyone who has any familiarity with Metroid will recognize this scene as the ending screen players receive after completing the game within a certain time limit.
My favorite detail in this artwork has nothing to do with the heroine or her swimsuit; it’s the floating 3D text above her, which I feel is the essential feature that conveys the piece’s idea of an illustrated Samus dropped into an 8-bit game. The suggestion that her suit’s shoulder spheres are designed to shelter her hair is kind of funny, too.
By the way, here’s the ending text and screen from the NES game, which you can click to see a bigger version:
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“The Last Metroid Is In Captivity” by Patrick Prine (click for a larger version). The artist’s interpretation of Samus Aran seems so different from other fanart we’ve featured for the bounty hunter previously.
Some of you have expressed dissatisfaction with Nintendo’s new direction and look for Ms. Aran in the upcoming Metroid: Other M — which sparked this wonderful (and tasty) conversation between JC and I:
JC: Whenever people go on about Samus’s character design, I think, “Who are these people who care that much about whatever’s inside the armor?”
Eric: Yeah, I don’t understand people who invest so much of themselves in what she looks like.
JC: it could be filled with tacos, for all i care. The suit’s the important part. That would actually be a great twist ending: beat the game in under two hours to reveal a big pile of tacos.
On the topic Metroid: Other M’s Samus not looking at all like what some fans hoped for, it’s interesting to see how different her new voice actress, Jessica Martin, looks compared to the blonde and serious image we usually associate with the character:
Partly inspired by Eric’s post (isn’t he supposed to be on vacation? what the hell), but mostly because I want to get in as many posts of my own before the gig is up, even if it means digging into my hard drive once again. The above are highlights from a Nickelodeon Magazine piece that I came up with, for the yearly back to school issue, circa 2002. Sadly, I only wrote the thing and was not responsible for the awesome artwork. You can see the full pages here (1,2)
Even after all these years, I am still supremely proud of the rather ominous-looking Principal Pong!
Guest post by Matt “Fort90” Hawkins