Raf Grassetti draws King Dice and the Devil
For a while now, the art director of God of War, Raf Grassetti, has been creating some frankly brilliant fan art of his favourite video game characters. You may have seen his interpretations of various Nintendo mainstays, among others, who appeared in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Now, he's recreating...
Style over necessity
There aren’t many games with artwork so good you’ll want to frame it, but Cyberpunk 2077 is right up there. CD Projekt RED has released a stunning new sketch, while various other prints have materialised online. We’re hoping that these are going to be released as wallpapers soon, because they’re absolutely spectacular...
Cloud! Barret! Aerith! Tifa!
Square Enix has released a bunch of very high quality character renders for Final Fantasy VII Remake. As you'd expect, the remake has given each party member an overhaul, while also staying true to the original designs. We think everyone looks pretty much perfect. We've included all the character art that's been...
At least this take on Sonic looks good
These drawings are rather impressive aren't they? Raf Grassetti, best known for his work as art director of 2018's God of War, has been taking a stab at drawing Nintendo characters over on his Instagram account. It's a very realistic take on members of the Mushroom Kingdom and wider Ninty franchises, and we...
Time to run
Everyone knows that the best way to do horror is to mix idyllic scenery with deadly enemies, and Days Gone is doing exactly that in its key art. The image shows protagonist Deacon St John in the centre, chilling out next to his motorcycle, as the sprawling Oregon countryside surrounds him. But lying in front of him are three dead bodies,...
What's old is new again
Just as Vicarious Visions did with the original artwork from Crash Bandicoot's PSone trilogy, Toys for Bob has recreated Spyro's box art from the first three games, and they look excellent. Take a look at each of them below: But some of the impact is lost unless you can compare them to the originals, right? Well, Reddit...
We're due to see a bit more of Ghost of Tsushima, the latest title from Sucker Punch, during Sony's E3 2018 conference, but up to now, we've seen and heard very little about the project. However, these two pieces of concept art have emerged online, and they're rather lovely. The debut trailer looked similarly gorgeous, and we're...
Beauty and the beast
genDESIGN, the annoyingly capitalised studio formerly known as Team ICO, has once again teased its next title. You may remember that The Last Guardian maker hinted at a new project earlier in the year with an image that appeared to show a Yorda-esque lady and an ogre. Now it’s back with an alternative take on the same scene,...
It’s been a while since we heard anything about Final Fantasy VII Remake after the project was rebooted internally, but Square Enix has debuted some new artwork as part of a 30th anniversary exhibition in Tokyo. The images – photographed by press prior to the show opening – reveal Midgar, as well as the iconic church area.
The Last Guardian director Fumito Ueda appears to have teased genDesign’s next title with a concept art released to coincide with the New Year. Those of you who’ve been around the clock a bit will recall a similar image being published long before The Last Guardian even leaked, showing Trico’s chains and a bundle of feathers. It’s...
With publisher Deep Silver involved and a year of development still to go, expectations for Shenmue III have been raised. The good news is that Ys Net has been able to recruit some external support, with Lakshya Digital being brought on board to render the various non-playable characters that you’ll encounter around the world. If you’ve...
Winter is coming
Sony Santa Monica’s always been home to some of the best artists in the industry, and the team’s flexing its muscles once again with the new God of War. A batch of new concept art from the title shows protagonist Kratos and his son Atreus out and about in the Nordic wilderness – and in one image, on the verge being attacked by...
Focus on this
Horizon: Zero Dawn is hands-down one of the best looking video games ever released, but what if it opted for an almost Game Boy Advance-esque aesthetic? That's what this mock-up by Japanese artist Toyaken21 aims to illustrate – and it's got us drooling over some kind of side-scroller starring Aloy as a result. What do you reckon?...
Make of it what you will
Sony Santa Monica's mysterious PlayStation 4 exclusive sci-fi title was cancelled many moons ago, but have you ever wondered what it looked like? Up until recently all we had to go on was a codename – Darkside – and a sneaky tease hidden inside God of War Ascension, but now some concepts have been uncovered on artist...
It's just a picture
Square Enix is celebrating Final Fantasy's 30th Anniversary right now, and it's offered a new look at Final Fantasy VII Remake as part of the revelling. Don't get your hopes up for a new trailer, though: the publisher's instead opted for some keyart of Cloud standing in front of the infamous Shinra Building. Squint and you may...
What a novel idea
The official artwork that adorns the box of No Man's Sky is gorgeous. Hello Games has worked hard to capture the essence of sci-fi in its upcoming galactic explore-'em-up, drawing inspiration from the cover art found on vintage science fiction novels. This look and feel runs through the veins of the enormous indie; it certainly...
Gamers around the globe are ditching their Quiet drawings in order to pen a new character: Kojima Productions' logo. We've only seen the medieval skull's head thus far, but studio founder Hideo Kojima did note in a tweet that the company has imagined the character's body as well. Rather than reveal it, however, he said that he'd prefer...
Jak the lad
It's no secret that Naughty Dog started work on a new Jak & Daxter game for the PlayStation 3. The developer has spoken openly about this over the years, explaining that it spent a lot of time prototyping new ideas, before eventually opting to create The Last of Us instead. "We were questioning ourselves: were we doing this for...
Lord of the rings
We never posted about Tekken 7's previous character announcement. The fact is that we were way too busy to get around to it, but we also couldn't find the words to do it justice. For those of you with your finger on the industry's pulse, you'll be all too aware of the controversy that Lucky Chloe caused. And if you're not – well,...
Speculation suggests that we’ll be getting our second proper taste of Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End at either The Game Awards or PlayStation Experience next week – but if that still seems too far away, then Naughty Dog concept artist Eytan Zana has cooked up a treat in the form of a brand new piece of concept art for the...
It’s been ten years since this fresh faced editor first read about PlayStation 2’s supposed ‘Halo killer’ Killzone in one of the many gaming magazines around at the time. The series hasn’t gone on to become quite the commercial juggernaut that many predicted, but it’s still carved out a sizeable fanbase for itself, with each...
Once upon a fright
“I’m the host of a fungus that grows in my brain, but it keeps off the sun and it keeps out the rain.” That’s the ditty that complements this brilliant children’s edition of The Last of Us, which is one of many incredible Dr. Seuss-inspired video game adaptations by Australian artist DrFaustusAU. The talented illustrator...
It’s an extremely mild spoiler, but you do encounter several different animals throughout the course of Naughty Dog’s survival horror opus, The Last of Us. These land-based mammals, however, are not infected like their human counterparts, which has left us pondering what a post-apocalyptic United States would look like with reanimated...
Just your average psychopath
Protagonists often play a big part in new game announcements, but it’s perhaps telling that Ubisoft has opted to wait until after Far Cry 4’s big coming out party to introduce you to Ajay Ghale – the character that you’ll be playing as in the forthcoming PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 first-person shooter...
Strikes a chord
The Last of Us concept artist Marek Okon caused a minor online furore over the weekend when he teased an image of an older Ellie, leading many to believe that a sequel could be on the cards. The skilled sketcher later clarified that he’d picked up his paintbrush for personal reasons, and he’s since
It will cost a leg or two
Life is all about compromise, and you're going to have to make some challenging decisions in Sony's upcoming demon slayer Soul Sacrifice Delta. The revised re-release will include a new Black Rite known as Lucifer, which will force you to forgo long-term manoeuvrability in return for a fancy set of wings. The last ditch...
They still got it
With cult hit Katamari Damacy renowned for being louder and more flamboyant than an army of angry peacocks, this traditional fanart of the series is simply on a planet of its own. Using the traditional woodblock painting style, this classy tribute is the perfect period piece. If you're taken by surprise by this monstrous ball of...
Once upon a grime
Snow White looks a shadow of her innocent Disney counterpart in these grotesque Soul Sacrifice Delta sketches. The famous protagonist from the popular fairy tale has been given a torturous makeover for the recently announced re-release, which sees the original demon slayer expanded with hours of brand new content.
The big smoke
Few games make us want to well up with excitement more than inFAMOUS: Second Son, but Ready at Dawn’s mysterious third-person shooter The Order: 1886 certainly sits among that list. While the PlayStation 4 exclusive isn’t technically on display at GamesCom this week, the studio has been giving behind-the-scenes presentations of...
Why you little...
Duffman can’t breathe – especially when he ends up face-to-face with a Clicker from The Last of Us. This brilliant piece of artwork by DeviantArt user Raqos reveals what would happen if the cordyceps virus spread to Springfield. We must admit, the very thought of an infected Bart Simpson makes us want to ‘Ay caramba’...
Ross Phillips’ brilliant ‘Smile at the Ladies’ mini-game in the zany PlayStation Vita exclusive Frobisher Says was originally too saucy for Sony, according to artist Dick Hogg. In an interview with the wonderful online art gallery Venus Patrol, the illustrator explained: “It is really cool to be able to contact some guy on the...
Suits you, sir
In order to celebrate the announcement of FuturLab’s new PlayStation Mini, Velocity, this afternoon, we’ve teamed up with the Brighton based developer to produce an exclusive batch of snazzy wallpapers for you to decorate your desktop with. Managing director James Marsden said: We've had the pleasure of working with one of the...
And Move too
You can create almost anything in LittleBigPlanet 2: games, music and even bona fide art. Media Molecule recently held a competition to share the greatest Move artwork with the world, and it resulted in some stunners. The Move Masterpieces competition just ended with the winner, September Girl by natuhito, proudly displayed here. There...
In the race for every Move game to have the most realistic graphics and motion control, one game is going to prove hard to beat. Called Johann Sebastian Joust, it's a game that takes Move away from the TV to pit you against other real players. The official description probably makes more sense: The goal is to keep your accelerometer...
A number of Britain's greatest video game exports -- including Tomb Raider, LittleBigPlanet, Lemmings and Grand Theft Auto -- will all feature in a British design showcase, conceived to exhibit 64 years of British innovation
Entitled British Design 1948-2012: Innovation In The Modern Age, the event will contain 350 British works designed to span the time between London last hosted the Olympic..
We'd rather Crystal Dynamics marked the 15th anniversary of Tomb Raider with the release of its awesome looking series reboot, but seeing as that title's still a year away we'll have to make do with a digital art exhibition instead
The developer has commissioned a variety of pieces designed to showcase Lara's look in the new game, while also embracing the individual style of each of the selected..
Don't believe us?
As much as we love the ongoing battle between humans and Chimeras, we never thought Resistance 3 and art would be such happy bedfellows, but the newly revealed box art for the upcoming shooter is nothing short of superb. The artwork comes from the desk of respected UK artist Olly Moss, whose style harks back to Saul Bass's...
Perfect for your boss
Late last year Devil's Details released the darty party game Top Darts on the PlayStation Store, and one of its unique features was the ability to create your own dartboards using video or photos snapped with the PlayStation Eye, or images taken from the system's XMB. If you struggled to create a corking masterpiece, help is at...
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