Acclaimed artist Yoshitaka Amano, best known for his work on Final Fantasy games, showcases the Cuphead character in a fascinating time-lapse video. The legendary artist recently teamed up with his talents with the studio behind Cuphead.
Yoshitaka Amano, responsible for character designs for several titles in the Final Fantasy series, is one of the most prolific visual artists and illustrators of his generation. His artwork has had a place in pop culture for decades, and the Final Fantasy series brought his artwork to a whole new audience. As the years passed, a new generation of gamers became exposed to Yoshitaka Amano’s incredible creations. Thanks to some recent collaborations, fans of the hit platformer Cuphead will also get to experience the incredible talent Yukiya Amano has to offer.
Thanks to a collaboration with Cuphead’s developer, Studio MDHR, a video showcases the legendary artist drawing Cuphead characters in his own unique style. In honor of Cuphead’s recent physical release date, the developers at Studio MDHR wanted to work with Yoshitaka Amano to push the game forward in Japan. This video shows the artist at work using Cuphead artwork as a reference for several stunning pieces.
In the video, Yoshitaka Amano draws some of the platformer’s most famous characters. The Cuphead characters included in these works are The Devil, Cuphead, Mugman, and Ms. Chalice. With this collaboration, Studio MDHR hopes to pay homage to the many classic games that inspired Cuphead. Compositions by Yoshitaka Amano will be included on the covers of music CDs that will be bundled with retail copies of the game. So, Cuphead fans in Japan can now own not only a physical copy of the game, but an incredible piece of art from the people who helped inspire it.
Thanks to the talent of Yoshitaka Amano, generations of gamers have been given some of the best character designs and artwork in gaming. Whether it’s an old game like an early Final Fantasy game or a new one like Cuphead, the artist has helped shape gaming into a revered art form. For those who are able to purchase a copy of Cuphead that includes his artwork, it will make for a fantastic collectible to cherish for years to come.
Cuphead is available now for PC, Nintendo Switch, PS4 and Xbox One.