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News: The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess Will Have Its Own Manga

The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess Will Have Its Own Manga

Shackled to a Japanese app for now

Those who like their legends unfolding from right to left might be happy to learn that The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess will be the next game in the Zelda series to receive its own official manga. A pair of artists who go by the combined name Akira Himekawa will take up their inks for the project once again,...

Gallery: These Fan-Made Splatoon Weapons Are Pretty Fresh

These Fan-Made Splatoon Weapons Are Pretty Fresh

Tools of the trade

The Game Party Japan 2016 event has just hosted the Japanese National Splatoon Championship, giving fans of the game the chance to test their skill against like-minded individuals. It also gave the truly dedicated the opportunity to show off their creative talents, as there was a booth which showcased fan-made versions of the...

Art: Here's Another Western Take On The Legend Of Zelda's Link

Here's Another Western Take On The Legend Of Zelda's Link

The Hero of Time is looking a bit more rugged (again)

Last week, we featured some concept renders of Link from The Legend of Zelda created by 343 Industries character designer Kyle Hefley. Sporting a more mature and realistic look, it was an interesting mix between east and west. We've unearthed another piece of Link art and it shares some...

Art: Halo Character Artist Gives Legend Of Zelda's Link A Realistic Makeover

Halo Character Artist Gives Legend Of Zelda's Link A Realistic Makeover

Zelda meets Skyrim?

The Legend of Zelda protagonist Link is one of gaming's most iconic heroes, but he's something of an enigma - an intentionally empty vessel for the player to inhabit instead of a fleshed-out character. Rather than being a negative thing, this has led to Link becoming one of the most drawn and imitated video game icons, with...

Art: If Nintendo Did Resurrect The Game Boy, We'd Want It To Look Like This

If Nintendo Did Resurrect The Game Boy, We'd Want It To Look Like This

Past and present

The Game Boy line may be effectively retired in Nintendo's eyes, but the name itself still carries a lot of weight with gamers all over the world - including German designer Florian Renner, who has put together a cool concept which resurrects the classic brand for the modern era. The Game Boy 1up is of course nothing more than a...

Video: Mario & Luigi Become Gods in This Lovely Japanese Painting

Mario & Luigi Become Gods in This Lovely Japanese Painting

Based on the Rimpa School of Art

Nintendo has embarked upon various promotional activities for the 30th Anniversary of the Super Mario franchise, and this example from Japan is certainly one of the most appealing yet. It's a collaboration with the artist Taro Yamamoto, who is a skilled painter in the Rimpa style, a traditional approach that has...

Interview: Game Artist Orioto Discusses his Creative Process and Which Game Creator Wasn't So Hot on his Tribute

Game Artist Orioto Discusses his Creative Process and Which Game Creator Wasn't So Hot on his Tribute

"I want to get the tone, the mood, the mystical elements right"

Marked by dreamlike brushstrokes and an uncanny mind for fan service, Orioto's artwork is the type to stick with you after you've seen it. For years, this Paris-based digital artist has created moving portraits of a who's-who in the fictional gaming sphere: Link, Ryu, Sonic, and many...

News: You Need These Exclusive Sega-Themed Artworks On Your Wall

You Need These Exclusive Sega-Themed Artworks On Your Wall

Golden Axe! Streets of Rage! Shinobi! More!

What happens when digital art studio Cook & Becker enlists talented artists - working in the fields of Sci-Fi, gaming and comics - to create original art for their favourite Sega titles? Awesome happens, that's what. Kilian Eng, Gerald Parel, Julien Renoult, Roman van der Haven and Emmanuel Malin...

News: Less Than A Day Old And Yooka-Laylee Already Has Lots of Awesome Fan-Art

Less Than A Day Old And Yooka-Laylee Already Has Lots of Awesome Fan-Art

Now that's a Rare sight

It's been less than a day now since Playtonic Games lifted the lid on its upcoming game, Yooka-Laylee, and already the Internet has gone fan-art crazy. This is all before the Kickstarter campaign has even gone live, too, emphasizing the hype around this project. We've picked out some early winners in the fan-art stakes for...

Gallery: These Artistic Recreations of Women Characters Set a Different Tone

These Artistic Recreations of Women Characters Set a Different Tone

Samus, Princess Peach and more given a fresh perspective

With March drawing to a close we also have the end of Women's History Month, in which the role of women in various aspects of society are celebrated and highlighted. We previously shared a somewhat quirky effort at participation from Nintendo of America, highlighting a range of characters that...

News: Animal Crossing Helped This Artist Get Through Her Chemotherapy Treatment

Animal Crossing Helped This Artist Get Through Her Chemotherapy Treatment

"The mundanity of it is really comforting"

Chicago artist Krystal DiFronzo was diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma - a cancer of the blood - last August. Like all cancer suffers, she had to deal with a lot of worry and heartbreak, but found an unlikely aid in the Nintendo 3DS title Animal Crossing: New Leaf. DiFronzo has created a series - called...

Video: Pixelated Recreation of The Simpsons Evokes Nostalgia

Pixelated Recreation of The Simpsons Evokes Nostalgia

Then it just gets freaky

The Simpsons has been running long enough that its opening is firmly cemented in pop culture history, but Paul Robertson and Ivan Dixon have decided to delve even deeper into the nostalgia centers of our brains by rendering it in pixel form. The video calls out a few classic game icons and tropes, certainly, but something...