Recently, the designers at PlatinumGames "Kenichirou Yoshimura" & "Muneyuki Kotegawa" posted some cool MGR design art in their "STAYING TRUE TO METAL GEAR" blog. They designed the enemies and side characters in Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance.
A rough design for Sam
The near-final rough design. He looks pretty naked in the first sketch here. In the second version of the sketches we’ve got him battle-ready…
Sam’s final design
Sam’s final design – waist up
Sam’s final weapon design
Sam final design detail
Sam’s weapon “saya” final design
A picture of Sam that "Yoji Shinkawa" drew for "Kenichirou Yoshimura" in an artbook during our meeting!