Concept art from Metroid Prime has been recently discovered online from the blog of Greg Luzniak, a former Concept Artist at Retro Studios between 1999 and 2000. The art showcases two pieces of artwork, an overly spiky Kraid engaging Samus in battle and an unknown six limbed monster in an icy environment, most likely Phendrana Drifts. The ice boss could very likely have been a boss that was eventually replaced with Thardus.
The artwork for Kraid is very different than the 3D model by Gene Kohler that was supposed to be added to the game, but was scrapped due to time constraints.
It’s the second time in recent history that fans have been treated to never before seen concept art, a few weeks ago, concept art for Metroid Prime 1.5 appeared online.
What are your thoughts on the artwork? Would you have preferred to have seen these bosses in Metroid Prime?
Source: Greg Luzniak Concept Design