Metroid Art Gives Samus the Perfect Anime Makeover

Nintendo is seemingly set to hit the world of anime like they have never done before, with the video game company recently buying an animation studio that seems primed to help bring properties to life in a big new way. With Nintendo owning franchises such as Super Mario, Legend of Zelda, and Metroid, one fan artist has decided to take the latter and attempt to imagine what Samus, and her alien hunting suit, would look like if dropped into an anime series.

The first Metroid game landed on the Nintendo Entertainment System all the way back in 1986, with the latest game hitting the Nintendo Switch in Metroid Dread. Throughout the decades, Samus has only appeared on Nintendo Consoles, never receiving the animated treatment or a live-action adaptation of any sort. It's especially ironic that the bounty hunter never appeared in an animated series as her big opponent, Mother Brain, was actually the main antagonist to fight against heroes that were plucked from some of the earliest video games from the Nintendo roster.

Twitter Artist Art of Pipeur shared this animated take on Samus both inside and outside of her trademark Metroid hunting battlesuit, perfectly capturing the look of the bounty hunter that has remained one of the most popular video game characters from Nintendo and beyond:

While Nintendo had previously announced that Metroid Prime 4 was in the works years ago, little has been revealed as to when Nintendo fans can expect the next installment of the beloved franchise to land and how it will look in comparison with the series that first arrived on the Gamecube.

With the acquisition of Dynamo Pictures, the anime studio that will hopefully bring about new projects for Nintendo in the future, the video game company has remained tight-lipped as to what properties might be adapted though the story of Metroid would make for a great animated series. Nintendo fans also have to look forward to the Super Mario animated movie, which will see stars like Chris Pratt, Charlie Day, Anna Taylor-Joy, and Keegan-Key bringing to life the denizens of the Mushroom Kingdom.

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