Samus. Widely known as the first female protagonist in the gaming universe she has continued to hold her own over the years. With that in mind we have decided that wed would like to give her merchandise on our site it's own category since she stands apart from the rest of the Nintendo characters.
Born into this world in 1986, "Metroid", the original game that Samus was featured in did not refer to her as a female through out the game play. The rumor for that is the development team had initially intended the character to be a male but partway though production decided having Samus be a female would be more interesting. The game itself does not refer to the gender of the character but the user manual does refer to Samus as a "he". This was intended to create a large shock factor when players reached the end of the game revealing the character without her power suit.
The gameplay style of the original "Metroid" was intended to be a cross between the side scroller play of Mario and the Adventure/ Puzzle solving of Zelda. I like to think of it as a guided adventure game very much like a majority of games today. That being said Nintendo hasn't put the same level of confidence behind this power house of a character that they have put behind Mario. With the development of "Metroid Prime 4" only beginning this January, her series is definitely taking its time. The game was announced in 2017 at E3 but has since changed developers to start from scratch again meaning it will be even longer before we see this released on the Nintendo Switch. That being said there are rumors of the original trilogy being re-released for the Switch which would fill your time as we all await the fourth game in the installment.
Although I haven't played her previous games I look forward to the release of the old games on the switch so that I can get into the series myself. Remember to look into the merch we have for her here while waiting.
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