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BOX=ART is a site dedicated to the history of video game box art/ cover art and the artists responsible for them.
Box arts are profiled from a variety of angles using high quality scans and with the intention of acknowledging the men and women who have played such a major role in shaping our gaming experiences.
Not only for video game enthusiasts, BOX=ART is for all who enjoy quality artwork.
Tatsunoko vs Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars would see one of Capcom’s elite in house artists, Shinkiro, pay homage to early ‘Vs’ game, Marvel vs Capcom: Clash of Super Heroes (1999).
It’s obvious inspiration with artist Bengus’ original has Capcom’s fighters set in an epic stare-off with Tatsunoko’s finest. It would have all the artistic traits that make a Shinkiro box art; defined jaws, overt masculinity and clean lines, whist satisfyingly retaining a traditionally painted look but with a contemporary finish.
As with all of Shinkiro’s modern cover arts, Tatsunoko is a Photoshop creation, and sits comfortably next to the stylistically similar, and Japanese exclusive box art/game, Tatsunoko vs Capcom: Cross Generation of Heroes (2008).
The artist would return in 2011 to re-tread ground with the comparable, and brilliant, Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3.
Other notable Shinkiro box arts.
>Ghost Pilots (JP) Neo Geo AES.
>Metal Slug 3 (EU/ JP) Neo Geo AES, PlayStation 2, Xbox.
If you like Tatsunoko vs Capcom you’ll love…
>Marvel Super Heroes vs. Street Fighter (JP) Saturn.
>Marvel vs Capcom: Clash of Super Heroes (JP) Dreamcast.
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Posted - 14/11/14, by Adam Gidney