World renowned character designer, toi8, takes to Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem's Official Blog to share a little more about himself. We all know and love him for his work on hack//The Movie and Chain Chronicle movie, but did you know that working for Nintendo has been a huge dream of his?
"As part of the generation that grew up on Nintendo consoles such as the Famicom and Super Famicom, the name 'Nintendo' has a very special meaning to me. I remember being very excited upon hearing about the Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem collaboration. Years later, I've finally been able to see it take form right before my eyes, and I find myself filled with deep emotion."
Toi8 talks of the game's setting in Shibuya and the obstacles he faces: "Everything I've drawn up until now has been low saturation, so this will be a challenge of colours!" As an illustrator, toi8 is use to a solitary lifestyle, with only a single sheet of paper to work with, and has admitted that working as a designer is quite a challenge. Although toi8 feels he is out of comfort zone, he really enjoys working within a team and batting around ideas.
"As far as characters go, we have discussions such as 'what we should do in terms of bust size?' with suggestions like 'they could be large and have glasses to go with them,' and 'no, glasses are no good,' and so on." It's nice to hear that toi8 and his team have their priorities in order when creating character designs!
Unfortunately, toi8 does not divulge too many details on character designs within the game, but check out the image he has posted and see what you think.
Obviously, the Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem crossover has caused quite stir amongst fans, but we want to know your thoughts: from what you've seen so far, is Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem the work of art we've all been waiting for?