Before your favorite game heroes (and villains) looked all sexy and bad-ass as 3D models, they started out as fugly drawings on a napkin or raw sketches on a tablet.
Some characters, like Ultra Street Fighter IV’s Decapre [pictured above] all come from existing designs — in this case, Cammy — but artists still have to make multiple illustrations until they get every detail right and ready for rendering.
See how much 10 popular characters changed from concept art to in-game polygonal models in the following side-by-side images.
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Wilhelm “Deathshead” Strasse (Wolfenstein: The New Order)
Ellie (The Last of Us)
Dracula (Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2)
Delsin Rowe (Infamous: Second Son)
Nilin (Remember Me)
Samuel Rodrigues (Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance)
Superman (Injustice: Gods Among Us)
Trip (Enslaved: Odyssey to the West)
Vaas Montenegro (Far Cry 3)