A very 3D reimagining
Raf Grassetti, the Art Director of God Of War, has shared his reimaginings of classic Chrono Trigger characters.
Grassetti regularly shares his art on Instagram, where he brings a touch of photorealism to many famous comic and video game franchises. Most recently, he has produced renders of Spiderman, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and Darth Maul.
The Chrono Trigger characters receiving his unique treatment so far have been Robo, Frog and Chrono himself. According to Grassetti’s post, there is still more to come from his reimagining of this classic franchise.
Before coming to work at Sony Santa Monica for the God of War games, Grassetti was involved in the character art for many memorable games. He acted as Senior Character Artist for Mass Effect and Dragon Age while at Bioware, before moving to Sony in 2013
Other Sony titles Grassetti has worked on include Killzone: Shadow Fall, Infamous 3, and The Order 1886.
In the lead-up to God of War: Ragnarok, which is slated for a 2021 release, Grassetti has been working hard alongside these 3D redesigns. The game has been confirmed for PS5, but there is little else in the way of information so far. The name, along with some hints from series director Cory Barlog, hints at the game being set somewhere cold and embracing Norse Mythology even further.