Super Smash Bros. director Masahiro Sakurai has posted two new Wii U and 3DS screenshots showing off alternative outfits for Zero Suit Samus. In his daily Miiverse post, the brawler’s director mentioned Samus’s top and shorts combo from the Game Boy Advance’s Metroid: Zero Mission was drawn by a female designer – alleviating previous fan concerns that Samus was becoming overtly sexualised.
Aside from her well-designed outfits, sharp-eyed Smash Bros fans will recognise the arrival of a returning stage in the 3DS screenshot above. The original Metroid stage seen in previous Smash entries, Brinstar, will make an re-appearance in the 3DS version of the game. Here’s what Sakurai said for both screenshots on Miiverse:
“Looking at the number of days we have left for development, it would be an impossible task to create this… That’s what I told my staff. But thanks to the determination of her female designer, these Zero Suit outfits got completed in time. From the ending of Metroid: Zero Mission, here’s Samus in shorts!
“Here’s a look at the 3DS version. You can use the same outfit variations in both the 3DS and Wii U versions.”