Metroid: Other M’s Concept Art Gallery Translated Into English


The folks over at the Metroid Database have gone ahead and translated another Japanese piece of Metroid media, this time directing their efforts toward the Metroid: Other M concept art gallery, which they ripped from the game.


If you look through it, you’ll find some fun oddities that are a result of director Yoshio Sakamoto’s oddball sense of humour, like a mention of Waver courting rituals and flaming poo. The concept gallery also points out some interesting facts, such as how elevators in Other M were designed to feel like “safe zones” for the player.


Oh, one I liked is the concept for young Samus, which points out her “wild dog feel”.


Another concept — one for the Zero Suit — suggests linking the glowing of the suit patterns to Samus’ movements. You can find the entire gallery of translated concepts at the Metroid Database.

Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.