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E3 2012 Metroid
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Published: June 5, 2012
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Hey folks!

Every year I get really excited for E3 (the giant gaming trade show in Los Angeles). Sometimes my interest in gaming wanes and I need something to remind me why I love it, and E3 (particularly Nintendo's presence at the show) almost always reinvigorates that love.

Last night, I decided to celebrate E3 by doing this simple portrait of Samus, one of my favorite Nintendo characters. Did you know the Metroid Prime series turns 10 this year? Isn't that nuts?!

Beyond the obvious New Super Mario Bros. Mii (or whatever they ultimately call it), and almost certainly Pikmin 3, it's though to say what we'll see today at Nintendo's E3 press conference. I'm looking forward to learning more about both of those games, but I'm even more anxious to hear about things we don't know about. I'd really like to see some Metroid presence, too (3DS or WiiU). What about you?

Nintendo's E3 press conference is in just a couple hours now (9AM Pacific, 12PM Eastern time) and you can see it live on their official website, though lots of gaming sites will be broadcasting it, too. [link]

On an unrelated note, please do me a favor and take a look at my Indiegogo campaign for the second episode of my webcomic, the Super-Gay Adventures of Ross Boston! [link]

Enjoy the artwork!

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FractiousLemonProfessional Digital Artist
This gets me very interested in seeing some kind of wacky animated series based on Metroid. You know, something that will never happen.
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WireframewizardHobbyist Digital Artist
Oh god the title of Metroid alone is awesome. Like some sort of title to an 80s show or something
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WireframewizardHobbyist Digital Artist
You're Welcome! :D
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JohntheMurrayProfessional Digital Artist
the illusion you've created here is ..astounding. It's literally glowing.
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Thank you! Sadly, most printers won't do it justice, haha.
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cactusheartStudent Digital Artist
Oh my gosh, I seriously want this as a poster! Let me know if you ever start selling it!! And yeah, I hope Nintendo eventually bring out a great new Metroid to make up for Other M...
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Russell-LeCroyProfessional Digital Artist
Very cool :)
Nice job :clap:
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MadamMayh3mHobbyist Digital Artist
wow, that's really cool :wow:
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QueenieNirvanaHobbyist General Artist
i love samus!
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BlueEyedBeast0425Hobbyist General Artist
I honestly hoped for Metroid at this year's E3, and I seriously thought they would show at least a hint at it. Mario and Zelda (which I love) have had their time in the spotlight for the past few E3's so I was expecting the third most popular Nintendo original to make an appearance at this one. I was kind of disappointed.
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negativesanchez98Student Traditional Artist
I love it ^_^! She looks so cute.

No metroid or star fox for that matter, but at least we got pikmin 3! and plenty of other exciting titles too!
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EkuneshielProfessional Digital Artist
Love it. The purple and green go really well together! :)
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ichimarunefHobbyist General Artist
This was so disappointing.... Worst press conference since 2008/2009
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M3tr0idgrlStudent Digital Artist
i was so lookin foward to metroid today too... but i guess theyll show it tomorrow
Kitsunechild's avatar
That's pretty awesome! Metroid is one of my favorite Nintendo games!
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GGodHobbyist Digital Artist
I hope that a 3DS Metroid is a sidescroller like the GBA games, and you can use the bottom screen as the map and something like the scan visor from the Prime games.
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ArsonDadkoProfessional Digital Artist
One thing's for sure, I definitely want to see what's the "project everyone want us to do" Retro is working on right now. I also heard about a Metroid made on the unreal engine. I'd be really excited about a new Metroid, especially if Sakamoto learned something from Other M (like that he should never write a video game's story ever again).
Also, seen some footage of Rayman Legends, and it looks freakin' fantastic. Really hope they don't drop with this one ball and cut the entire plot from the game like they did with Origins.

Anyway, sweet piece!
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dynamicsketchProfessional Digital Artist
Samus can show more personality through her helmet here than she could've ever hoped to do in Metroid: Other M.
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Other M was a misstep in a lot of ways. The gameplay was pretty good, but the presentation was sloppy. And it was all too short.
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dynamicsketchProfessional Digital Artist
The unskippable cutscenes were horrible and Samus had the personality of a manikan. Also love how she had a panic attack and shedded her armor because Ridley appeared. Apparently, killing that thing so many times hasn't worked on her confidence. Also note Ridley grinding Samus against the wall just like in Super Smash Bros. Brawl. =P
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