Acclaimed concept artist Josh Nizzi is now the Studio Art Director at Atomic Arcade. The company is busy producing the upcoming AAA title G.I. Joe: Snake Eyes.
The official website of the game studio has posted an interview with the artist regarding his involvement with the new game.
Mr. Nizzy has worked on many successful films, and his work involves reimagining older IPs for modern audiences. He is excited about the new features of Unreal 5 and the potential of procedural art and animation.
“I worked a bit on the first two [live-action] GI Joe films and found I had a different vision than the direction they went with. I hoped for a more mature and realistic take – which was a huge reason I was interested in joining this project – to be able to bring to screens the Joe universe I have always wanted to see.”
“IP wise, I’d say our main source of inspiration is the comics. They have been able to explore Snake Eyes and Joe from a more serious and mature tone. The toys and cartoons still have a soft spot in our hearts though.
We look at a lot of other games like COD, Metal Gear, and Ghosts of Tsushima. Of course, we draw a lot of environmental inspiration from various films, but I don’t want to mention them because it would probably give away too much about what we are doing.”
You can check out the full interview at Atomic Arcade. You can check out some of his work for G.I. Joe movies, after the jump.
News Post: Josh Nizzi Talks About G.I. Joe: Snake Eyes Video Game
There's Cobras, so while I'm disappointed it's Snake-Eyes instead of Joe, it could end up decent
I wonder how many more Snake Eyes figures we'll get based on this game. A dozen? Two??
This is sounding very promising. but I’m still cautiously optimistic. It’s looking at games like Metal Gear & Ghost of Tsushima I image Snake Eyes will play in a similar way to Jin & Raidon. I wonder if the developers are looking at games like the Batman Arkham Series & Assassin’s Creed for inspiration as well. It’s also cool they’ll be looking to not only resolute but also the comics (Marvel, Image, Devil’s Due)
Also hopefully they Snake Eyes justice as a character in this game than that terrible origins film.
Less ninja crap and more of this, please.
TPTB at Hasbro won't rest until they've made SE into their ninja/Batman, even if their "inspired" "soft spot" "mature" "realistic" take happens to dump on the rest of the Joes.
I'm completely content seeing everything ninja removed from Joe until the franchise is in hands that understand GIJoe is not centered on ninjas, they're like 10% or less of the storyline
It's a first person shooter game, so I wouldn't worry about the ninja stuff too much.
So far everything is sounding great about this, the main issue of course is that it's an untried and tested developer without a big video game publisher behind it. This is all new territory for these folks so will it have the polish or push that other AAA games get?
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