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The March 2011 issue of Nintendo Power features a nice one-page blowout of Michelle Perl as Samus Aran! Though we've seen plenty of other cosplay, this is the first time I've seen the good old Justin Bailey suit from the original Metroid! She also sports a sweet S-logo tat that's sure to find its way into our Fan for Life section! The story comes to Nintendo Power with a tale of personal redemption: Perl, 25, of Brooklyn, was diagnosed with an eating disorder in high school, but managed to overcome her problems though hard work, exercise, and undying inspiration from Samus Aran:
Samus is an ideal role model not just to me, but for many women to look up to as a powerful game icon. In a video game realm with princesses aplenty, Samus stands out as an atypical Nintendo gal holding the title of one of gaming's strongest symbols of courage, power, and heroism.
More pics of Michelle's great cosplay can be found on her DeviantArt site.
Volume 265 also features an interview with Yosuke Hayashi of Metroid: Other M and Team Ninja regarding all things DOA (and pokes a little fun at Capcom's Street Fighter, while also wishing for a crossover fight between Ryu Hayabusa and Ryu from Streetfighter!).
Lastly, we've got lots of new screens of Dead or Alive: Dimensions in the Cameos section, along with the video. Yeah, these are kind of old screens, but for some reason we haven't had them all up on the site yet!
Until next time...