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Raf Grasetti, the artist attached to last year’s God of War, is back at it. Earlier this year, he started a series of pieces that depicted characters from the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate roster. Of course, however, these depictions were meant to offer a bit of a grounded take with a bit of photorealism flair. Luigi was the subject of Grassetti’s latest work of art. He finally, made his way to the superior Mario brother. The end result doesn’t disappoint.

While the proportions of the body are still intact with what we know for Luigi, such as the large nose and big eyes, it’s as if the animated character we’ve known so long just appeared in the real world. It’s both terrifying and incredible.

Grassetti has now also captured Mario, Luigi, Wario, Bowser, Bowser Jr., and Yoshi in an excellent piece that can be seen below.

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? Mama Mia! . I was able to put this together with the pieces I created for the smash series! It’s such a nostalgic feeling for me to be able to reproduce and do my own take on some of my favorite characters. And now more rewarding than ever since I’m sharing this moment with my son, it’s awesome for me when I get messages from people that are sharing my work with their sons and enjoying it. Really fun, hope you all like it! . ?? Consegui criar essa imagem com as últimas peças que criei para a série do Smash. Um sentimento muito nostálgico e muito feliz em poder criar esses personagens que amo e conseguir dar minha própria cara a eles. Ainda mais especial que agora estou conseguindo compartilhar com meu filho. Espero que gostem! . #nintendo #nintendolife #nintendomag #smashbrosultimate #mario #yoshi @fecastanhari @comicbook @nintendeal @nintendolife @igndotcom @kotakudotcom #conceptart #characterdesign

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Nintendo, if you’re listening, hire Grassetti and make that Mario game. It’d be an interesting project to say the least! Bowser is an absolutely horrific beast and Wario looks like he could still probably take the King Koopa in an arm wrestling match. The rest of his work also won’t disappoint. So, if you haven’t had the chance to admire his gallery of artwork, be sure to check out Grassetti’s Instagram page.

What other Nintendo characters would you like to see in an ultra-realistic fleshy display like this? Let us know in the comments below!



Chris Hinton
Accountant by day, video games enthusiast by night.  Somewhere in between all of that, I'm a husband, dad, and generally a giant man-child, too.  If a game is all about action, there's a safe bet I'm playing it.  I started laying waste to virtual worlds as a youngin' on the ol' Atari and haven't stopped since.


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