Wednesday, November 18th, 2020

Bandai Namco and HIROAKI Share Early SoulCalibur 6 Concept Art & Designs for Grh


Over the past several months, Bandai Namco has shared some amazing early concepts and designs for veteran SoulCalibur VI characters. Today, lead artist and designer Hiroaki Hashimoto (who you might remember worked on many old school KOF / SNK games) posted some of his early concepts for SC6 newcomer, Grh. As you can see from this amazing batch of concept artwork, Grh's design went through some drastic changes before his final version appeared in SoulCalibur 6. Scroll down to enjoy some brand new concept illustrations, costume designs, and early sketches of Grh with additional notes and commentary by designer HIROAKI and Bandai Namco.

November 18th is the birthday of Grh! Happy birthday to him and everyone on his birthday today! ~HIROAKI @Super_HIROAKI


(Above) The first Grh design proposal designed by HIROAKI. This early steampunk design had Grh accompanied by a woman.


Aspects of Grh's early design made their way into boss character, Azwel.




We designed Grh as a "leading character in a special agency". The direction of the cool face and hair was decided early on. We also took into account his hometown and made sure that his clothes looked like they were made for cold weather.



This is the final concept artwork of Grh, designed by HIROAKI. He designed the Aval Organization's officer's combat uniform with some special features, such as arm armor that suppresses malfested power. It's a classic, stoic look.




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 Sources:  SoulCalibur (Twitter)@Super_HIROAKI   

SoulCalibur VI Nightmare Concept Artwork

Today on Twitter, Bandai Namco posted new SoulCalibur VI concept artwork of series antagonist, Nightmare. In addition to the high quality artwork, Bandai Namco also shared some of the inspirations behind Nightmare's SC6 design. "Siegfried became the host of Soul Edge and had his body eroded..."
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