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Box art by Shinkiro

Japanese artwork, first published by Capcom in 2010.

Designed for the worldwide market. Nintendo Wii version pictured.

Also available on: na.


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.






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 >Tatsunoko vs Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars

Other notable Shinkiro box arts.

1991

>Ghost Pilots (JP) Neo Geo AES.

2000

>Metal Slug 3 (EU/ JP) Neo Geo AES, PlayStation 2, Xbox.





2001

>Capcom vs SNK EO (EU) Gamecube.

2002

>Ultimate Ghosts ‘n Goblins (worldwide) PSP.





If you like Tatsunoko vs Capcom you’ll love…

1998

>Marvel Super Heroes vs. Street Fighter (JP) Saturn.

1999

>Marvel vs Capcom: Clash of Super Heroes (JP) Dreamcast.


Sources and further reading:

>http://www.gpara.com/contents/creator/bn_166.htm   

>http://snk.wikia.com/wiki/Shinkiro


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Posted - 14/11/14, by Adam Gidney

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