10th August 2012

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Ok, time for a truth bomb. So, I don’t know about you, but it seems to me that the artist who did the gorgeous cover for Castlevania on NES/MSX used “The Norseman” by Frank Frazetta (1972) as reference. Apparently, Konami loved using fantasy paintings as reference. I feel weird posting info like this, because it may take away some of the magic, but it’s fascinating to me. SPOILER: I’ll post more later, but this isn’t the only time this exact Frank Frazetta painting was used as reference for a game cover. Capcom’s “guilty” too…

Tagged: triviaartcomparisoninfringementfrank frazettakonamijapaneastcastlevanianesmsx

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    Some game box arts could resemble a painting or a photo of some sort, but didn’t really think it could be identical to...
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    Whoa. That’s pretty awesome, honestly. They’re both really sick pieces.
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