Samus Aran

Franchise: Metroid
Most Reprisals:No Voice Actor (voiced in 5 titles)

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As confirmed by audio director Clark Wen, for the Metroid Prime trilogy Nintendo recorded several different actors for the role of Samus. Developer Retro Studios picked and chose which actor's work they liked best to use in the game. While most of Samus's voice in the game was provided by Jennifer Hale, Clark Wen has stated that they chose to use the death scream recorded by an actress with the initials "VM".

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said at 1:35 PM on Mon Jun 4 2018
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Oh, so it looks like Jennifer Hale got to play Samus after all.
said at 1:24 PM on Sat Jul 22 2017
Not going to lie I'd love to see Samus get a new voice actor for one of the two new games coming out (As much as I loved Alesia's take I doubt Nintendo would bring her back). Maybe Elizabeth Maxwell or Lauren Landa?
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said at 1:48 PM on Sat Jul 22 2017

Samus Returns is unvoiced. Honestly though I think Samus is a character who's better left silent. The whole appeal of Metroid, to me, is the isolated and ambient vibe it exudes. Having things get too chatty distracts from that. They did the right thing in BOTW with leaving Link silent for similar reasons.
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said at 9:26 PM on Tue Jun 13 2017

Welcome back.
said at 3:46 PM on Fri Jun 16 2017
@NCZ First they announce a new Pokemon games and now another Metroid? Nintendo always finds a way to get my money whether I like it or not.
said at 4:07 PM on Wed Nov 16 2016
Samus Aran is great, she will always be the queen of female video game protagonists.
said at 4:07 PM on Mon May 25 2015
Why is Jennifer Hale not credited as Samus for the Metroid Prime games?
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said at 6:40 PM on Mon May 25 2015
@TechnoSyndrome It's disputed that she ever voiced her to begin with. I have a very solid hunch on who the real VA is and I've been spending the past few months trying to find a decent lead for someone I can contact to confirm it. I've made some pretty good progress in that regard.
said at 9:26 PM on Wed May 27 2015
@NCZ Didn't she do an interview with Nintendo Power though?
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said at 6:10 AM on Thu May 28 2015
@TechnoSyndrome Yeah, I have the issue, and while I took it at face value at first, a more critical evaluation made me notice the problem. She never says anything related to Samus specifically beyond vague statements that can apply to any character, whereas she DOES go in-depth when talking about her other characters. There's more information on this in a forum thread I made about this a few months back:

The other big thing is that the narrator in a prototype version of the opening sequence is seemingly the same voice actress as Samus, and she sounds nothing like Hale.

Lastly, an "Audrey Peterson" is credited under the game's "Additional Contributors". Audrey Peterson is the name for one of the voice actresses in Ultima IX - a game that was made and recorded in Austin Texas, the same place Metroid Prime was made. Her character sounds a lot like Samus's grunts and this narrator. I'm very sure she is the correct voice actress but as I said, I'm working to find an avenue that will bump this up to 100%. I have found a couple of potential sources over the past few weeks, so I ask to please be patient while I get the situation sorted out.
said at 12:42 PM on Sun Sep 14 2014
Ha i totally called it that Alesia Glidewell returns to play Samus i just knew it.
said at 7:00 PM on Fri Jul 18 2014
 1 Shout Out!
I hope Jennifer Hale comes back for Samus in the new Smash Bros.
said at 5:04 PM on Sun Jun 1 2014
Al├Ęsia Glidewell should return as Zero Suit Samus (Or a common fan name: Zamus) and Krystal in SSB4.
said at 8:29 AM on Sat Sep 20 2014
@SteelEthlan Gosh dang it i meant Alesia.
said at 5:34 PM on Sun Apr 27 2014
 2 Shout Outs!
I want Jennifer Hale back!
said at 4:19 PM on Wed Aug 7 2013
 5 Shout Outs!
Jennifer Hale needs to return as Samus
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