You know, when you think about it, a steampunk version of Samus would not last long in space. I feel like the suit would stop working in space, and it wouldn't be airtight, so Samus would suffocate. I don't know, I'm not a science guy, so I can't tell you exactly how it wouldn't work, but it seems less probable than her normal suit.
With THAT said, this re-imagining of Samus is pretty great and a steampunk game based off Metroid would be a breath of fresh air in that series. There is also something religious about the picture; as if she is some sort of Saint, or something.
This artwork is brought to us by Jason Cheng. That dude has got some talent!
What would happen in a steampunk version of Metroid?