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Take a good look at the leading lady of Beyond Good & Evil 2 [update]

Update: Ubisoft claims the art is an early concept of Jade, pre-dating Beyond Good and Evil. Whether or not she'll appear that way in Beyond Good and Evil 2 is unknown, but this tease suggests a return of that old, graceful appearance (which matches leaked screenshots). The article below has been...

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Longtime Square Enix artist Akihiko Yoshida joins Unsung Story team

Unsung Story: Tale of the Guardians, the tactical RPG from Level-5 and Square Enix veteran Yasumi Matsuno, will feature the character artwork of Akihiko Yoshida. The news comes from an update on the project's Kickstarter page, which revealed an excerpt of the game's story as well. Yoshida...

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Vagrant Story character designer Akihiko Yoshida departs Square Enix

Square Enix character designer Akihiko Yoshida is leaving the company, ending an 18-year tenure that saw him produce iconic designs for Final Fantasy Tactics and Vagrant Story, among other classics. Yoshida announced his departure in The Art of Bravely, a Bravely Default art book released in...

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Visceral on the believability of Dead Space's Isaac Clarke

In its continuing series on profiling character design in games, IndustryGamers has posted a chat with Visceral creative director Wright Bagwell on Dead Space 2 protagonist, Isaac Clarke. According to Bagwell, it was very important from the beginning that Dead Space's main character was a "normal...

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Meet Aero, Mega Man Legends 3's new heroine

The final character design for the new Mega Man Legends 3 Project character, now named "Aero," has been revealed on Capcom's Devroom site. Designer Tokiko Nakashima took Shinsuke Komaki's winning character design and altered it with the intent of making it fit into the gameworld ... which apparently...

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Street Fighter IV's Abel before he bulked up

The official Super Street Fighter IV development blog has revealed some unused character art for the first game, revealing a different take on Abel than the giant amnesiac in bike shorts we know now. Before he was beefy and uncomfortably pant-less, he was wispy ... and pretty much only in pants....

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