We are happy to report tonight that another Metroid mystery has been solved! Back in 2018, we interviewed Metroid Prime Audio Lead Clark Wen. One of the questions we asked was about the effort noises made by Samus when she is hit or killed in the Prime series. Clark examined the filenames from his ProTools sessions and determined that “JH” (Jennifer Hale) had in fact recorded Samus’s pain grunts. However, he had used the death scream from an actress with the initials “VM”. A few people, including us, had speculated she was Vanessa Marshall.
Recently, we reached out to Vanessa with a link to the interview to confirm if she had recorded for the game. Tonight, she shared both Clark’s interview and the Launch Trailer for Metroid Prime Remastered, and confirmed she had done voice work for Samus. Vanessa even signed off with a message to us signed “VM”. We now know another actress who’s given her voice to Samus! What a great way to wrap up a wonderful week for Metroid fans.