52 posts tagged illustration
“Been thinking a lot about handhelds, clothes, and kissing”
Wallpaper faces for Animal Crossing 3DS and… Satoru Iwata!
If you’ve ever wanted the smiling face of Nintendo’s president and CEO as your desktop background, we are making that dream of yours a reality today. Here are a couple wallpapers for Animal Crossing: New Leaf’s Brewster and Shizue, too, all courtesy of Liblu.
While we’re featuring one executive, did you see this Christmas message by Nintendo of Europe president Satoru Shibata? It is so frickin’ adorable. I wish our Nintendo Directs were as charming as Europe’s presentations.
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Happy Birthday, Nikki!
If the idea of opening Swapnote and sorting through a deluge of unread messages gives you stomach upsets, you can see the app’s one-year anniversary note here.
A Secret of Mana winter scene by Mikael “Orioto” Aguirre
You can see a much larger version of the artwork, download it as a wallpaper, or purchase it as a poster here.
Fire Emblem: Awakening poster
This neat fold-out poster comes from a recent issue of Japanese magazine Nintendo Dream. It’s mostly assets we’ve seen before, but who cares, I am so pumped for this game. We’ve also seen this intro to Fire Emblem: Awakening video before on the Nintendo Direct livestream, but Nintendo uploaded the excerpt yesterday and I watched it again this morning anyway because I am so hyped for this.
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Boo floats through the foggy forest, by Pepaden
Raised by Nintendo handhelds. This is what we’re about. Credit to illustrator/comic maker Afonso Ferreira for capturing the portable gamer’s life growing up (and Mario’s increasing annoyance as the years go by).
Lego Star Fox by Wes Talbott. Great follow-up to his similar Lego treatment for The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time a few months back.
Everybody’s jettin’ out of there so fast, no one noticed Slippy Toad behind them, getting blasted. They might find his cap and blocky legs floating with all the other debris later.
Here’s one last Nester comic to close out Nintendo Power, which is shipping its last issue this month. Artist Bill Mudron killed it here (the comic, not the actual magazine).
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Yoshitaka Amano illustrations for Fantasy Life
Boy, this game sure is going through a lot of different art styles! First there was its 16-bit-ish look, then its 3D transformation, and now this — Amano is a legend, though, so he’s allowed to step in and do whatever he wants.
Besides, like the Final Fantasy artwork he’s famous for, this won’t actually appear in the 3DS game. As far as I can tell, publisher Level-5 is just using the airship image for the RPG/life-sim’s mini-soundtrack preorder bonus in Japan.
Segazine is looking hot, if these submissions to the upcoming black and white publication are anything to go by. The artists behind these pieces, in order of appearance:
- Ted Martens
- Jordan C.
- Joakim Sandberg
- Cory Holmes
- Cassandra Freire
- Rory Morris
- Jacob Smiley
- Doodley Squat
There’s no guarantee that all of the illustrations will appear in the zine, but I wouldn’t be surprised if a lot of these make the cut. You can follow Segazine’s progress and purchase a copy when they go on sale here.
Street Fighter dudes and meatbuns rolled into a shirt
The LA Game Space continues to trot out some ridiculous rewards for its Kickstarter — along with the 30 games you can get by chipping in just $15, you can get this shirt, a tee from Scott Pilgrim creator Bryan Lee O’Malley, or other designs when you throw in some extra cash.
This shirt comes from stylish apparel shop Meatbun and the good-hearted Nina Matsumoto (yes, of Game Center CX translations fame). LA Game Space is just a few thousand bucks away from hitting its pledge goal, so do your part to fund the project and get this tee!