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New high-def videogame remake art is beyond brilliant

2009-08-18 16:15:00·  2 minute read   ·  Chad Concelmo
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About six months ago we posted a gallery of gorgeous, absolutely striking art depicting what some classic videogames would look like if they were redone with a new, high-def, stylish sheen. Actually, words can’t even describe it -- you have to click here and check it out. Be prepared to be blown away.

Well, after all these months, the artist Orioto has compiled a new collection of genius. And, once again, I am rubbing my naked body all over the printed out images like a glob of Silly Putty on a Family Circus panel. Ink stains, be damned!

Just like last time, I had a tough time choosing which dazzling piece to use as the header image for the post -- it was down to Out of This World, Lemmings, Mega Man 5, Ecco the Dolphin, and Super Mario World. Instead of making a dramatic Sophie’s Choice, I decided to put all the game names in a hat and pick one. Yup, I’m not kidding. As you can see, Super Mario World won!

But you can check out all the others -- including such classics as Super Metroid, Donkey Kong Country, and Castlevania -- in the below gallery. Or, even better, you can check out Orioto’s deviantART page. The guy is obviously super talented -- let’s support him!

And to address a little controversy that popped up in the comments last time: I know a lot of these are more stylistic pieces of art rather than true depictions of what a high-def remake would look like, but does it really matter? The work is stunning! Let’s just all hold hands and enjoy, shall we?




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Destructoid's Features Editor. Chad loves the Super Nintendo, pinball, Pixar, and dolphins. His dream is to one day be taken to the undersea kingdom of the dolphins and made their new king. Since... more


 


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