Since we’re somewhat back I’ve decided to expand The Rogues Gallery a bit. The sheer amount of concept art that goes into any gaming project is absolutely staggering, and given how gorgeous most of it is it’s an absolute shame that many are completely unaware of a lot of it. So we’ll be showcasing the concept art of some gaming titles from time to time, and I’ve decided to kick it off with the art of FINAL FANTASY XIII as I’m currently replaying it. Hit the jump to check it out!
This post really needs no introduction; watch above as Yoshitaka Amano, the man behind FINAL FANTASY‘s legendary art, illustrates some work for Child of Light.
Man, I don’t know how I missed these at NYCC this year but color me depressed that I did. Artist Phillip Sevy takes arguably the two most famous families in comics, the Bat-family and the X-Men, and lets them get their hipster on in two of his latest pieces, complete with Instagram filter. Hit the jump to check them out.
Well this is totally out of left-field, but I love it. Artist Southern Panda of deviantART thought to combine not our usual Pokemon heroes as Team Fortress classes, but everyone’s favorite working class public servants: Nurse Joy and Officer Jenny. Hit the jump to check it out.
This has been a big week for FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn. First we had the presentation at Gamescom which showed off gameplay for the first time and now we’ve got a slew of new art and screens, and even a new trailer straight out of a PAX. Hit the jump for all the goodies.
This weekend marks not just the annual Penny Arcade Expo, but also the 25th anniversary of FINAL FANTASY, and Square isn’t taking that milestone lightly. Yesterday saw a big presentation from the developer, including the confirmation of a title everyone was expecting them to make: Lightning Returns: FINAL FANTASY XIII aka FFXIII-3. Hit the jump for all the details and some concept art.
I’d like to take a minute to relay a personal message to Warner Bros. I know you guys are rushing to get Justice League done already. You’re doing the wrong thing. If I’m more excited about CG artist Daniel Araya’s imaginary, for-fun Pixar-styled Justice League production stills than your actual in-development feature, something is wrong. Slow it down, and take the time to do it well.
That being said, these are some seriously awesome CG concepts by Araya, and they do a wonderful job of showing what could have been in Pixar decided to do a Justice League feature. Hit the jump to check it out.